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Ameren Transmission Co. of Illinois (ATXI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Ameren Corp., has received siting approval of final routes and substations from the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) to build the estimated $1.1 billion, nearly 400-mile-long, 345 kV Illinois Rivers transmission project.

Ameren says the transmission line will use steel poles with a single shaft. The company adds that the line will run from Palmyra, Mo., crossing the Mississippi River at Quincy, and then run east past Meredosia, Pawnee, Pana, Mt. Zion and Kansas, ending at Sugar Creek, Ind., with additional lines running from Meredosia to Ipava and between the Sidney and Rising substations near Champaign.

Substation construction is already under way, and line construction is expected to commence later this year, Ameren notes.

"This project will benefit the state's economy, create jobs and provide Illinois electricity customers greater access to a variety of low-cost energy sources, including wind energy," comments Maureen Borkowski, chairman, president and CEO of ATXI.

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