Finding the optimal route for a transmission line requires understanding local issues and considering a variety of factors. Clean Line has spent more than two years meeting with government agencies, conservation and agricultural organizations, elected officials and other community leaders to discuss routing options. We have spent hundreds of hours analyzing computer data and have driven thousands of miles across the project area to better understand potential routing opportunities and constraints. Our database now contains more than 45,000 information points related to our routing criteria.
As we learn more about the project area, other factors may be added.
During the routing process, we have held hundreds of meetings throughout Iowa and Illinois to introduce the project and seek feedback on our routing options. As the project progresses, we will continue working with those interested in the project to ensure that questions and concerns are addressed, and that public input is integrated into the project plans.
For a graphic explaining the route development process and opportunities for public involvement, click on the states below.