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$9.2M transmission line project nears completion

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Metropolitan Edison Co. said work is nearly complete on a $9.2 million project to bring a new 60-kilovolt transmission line and rebuild another to connect substations between Reading and Muhlenberg Township in Berks County.

The project is part of the company’s effort to enhance service reliability.

Both lines are expected to be in service by the end of the month and should provide additional operational flexibility and redundancy for electric service in the region and provide for future load growth.

The project included building almost five miles of new transmission line and rebuilding more than four miles of an existing circuit.

More than 80 new steel, wood and laminated poles were installed as part of the project.

Met-Ed serves about 560,000 customers in 15 Pennsylvania counties.

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