The Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois has settled on a final route for its Mark Twain Transmission Project.

According to the Courier-Post, now that it has received the blessing of the commissions in the five Missouri counties the project will affect, Ameren announces that the 345,000 volt transmission line will co-locate on existing right of ways for about a hundred miles in northeast Missouri, from Palmyra to the Iowa line.

Ameren will share right of way with Northeast Power from Palmyra to Kirksville and Ameren Missouri from Kirksville to the Iowa border.

The partnership with Northeast Power also involves the replacement of wooden power poles with new steel structures.

After receiving approval from county commissions in Adair, Knox, Lewis, Marion and Schuyler counties, Ameren will apply for approval from the Missouri Public Service Commission. They hope to get approval from the PSC early next year.