Indianapolis Power and Light Company
The extension of highway I-69 south of Indianapolis, Indiana, required IPL to relocate various portions of two of its existing 345 kV transmission lines. In addition to engineering and environmental services, Commonwealth provided a full range of land acquisition services to facilitate the relocation. In total, the project included 9 separate locations and 40 landowners. The new easements were a combination of previously impacted and virgin parcels.
Commonwealth’s services included right-of-entry, survey coordination, market analysis, document preparation, negotiations, closings and payment distribution, damage settlements, and coordination with the Indiana Department of Transportation. The road project, as well as considerations for the endangered Indiana bat, forced a demanding schedule, which required the work to be accelerated and performed highly efficiently. Commonwealth’s efforts allowed all of the easements and laydown yards to be secured within the schedule’s requirements.