Press Release: May 24, 2023

Traffic Advisory: MTE Substation Transformer Move Rescheduled to Thursday, May 25

Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE) workers and contractors are moving a large substation transformer from MTE’s Owl Hollow Substation in Franklin to Rutherford County tomorrow, Thursday, May 25. Traffic is expected to be considerably affected during the moving process. 

Duplex Road will be nearly shut down as the load progresses along the approximately 60-mile route through four counties, which also includes Owl Hollow Road, Lewisburg Pike (US 431), State Route 99, Nashville Highway (US 31A), Eagleville Pike (SR 99), Highway 41A, SR 99 (New Salem Highway), Veterans Parkway, Burnt Knob Road, Manson Pike, Florence Road, Old Nashville Highway and Southern Place. This move is a state-permitted heavy-haul operation.  

The move was initially scheduled for Tuesday but postponed to Thursday due to unforeseen complications. It will take place over several hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to avoid school traffic and rush hour. Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead and seek alternate routes if possible. 

In January, MTE installed a new transformer at the Owl Hollow Substation, which increased the substation capacity by 20%. The transformer being moved will go to the Florence Substation and double the capacity for this high-growth area of Rutherford County.

About Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE)

Founded in 1936, MTE is the largest electric cooperative in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) region and the second largest in the United States, serving more than 750,000 Tennesseans via 325,000+ accounts covering nearly 2,200 square miles in 11 Middle Tennessee counties, primarily Rutherford, Cannon, Williamson and Wilson. Municipalities served include Murfreesboro, Franklin, Brentwood, Smyrna, La Vergne, Lebanon and Mt. Juliet. MTE employs 520 people in six local offices and its Murfreesboro headquarters. 
  
MTE’s subsidiary, United Communications, is a nationally recognized broadband company with a fiber network spanning more than 3,600 route miles, providing high-speed internet to portions of Williamson, Rutherford, Marshall, Bedford, Franklin, Wilson and Davidson counties.  

Media Contacts

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Office: 615-494-1506
Mobile: 615-406-3215

Amy Byers

Office: 615-494-0407
Mobile: 615-566-2258

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