Motorists traveling into Inverness on State Road 44 from the west have recently been faced with heavy traffic congestion due to the installation of large transmission lines along the highway, but a Duke Energy spokeswoman has good news for the commuters: The work on the power poles is scheduled to be completed today, weather permitting. “We’ll be back in the area in the fall to run the new 115 kilovolt (kV) transmission line along the new poles,” she said. “We regret the impact the work is having on traffic along the road. Lane closures are often needed to ensure safety.” The work is part of a project to
construct a new transmission line from the Lecanto substation (1287 N. Knoll Road, Lecanto) to the Inverness substation (2811 Forest Drive, Inverness). The new transmission line will be 10.4 miles long.