Nashville, Tenn. – After more than a year of work, the new Forest Hills Substation (at the corner of Old Hickory Boulevard and Hillsboro Road) is ready for service. Now, transmission lines need to be connected from the substation to existing TVA lines. Crews will begin drilling the foundations this week. The transmission line work should be complete by the end of June.
No blasting will be involved in this phase of the work, and no overnight jobs are planned. Traffic congestion should not be a problem because currently no lane closures are required.
The Forest Hills Substation will improve reliability in the southwest portion of Davidson County. It will prevent overloading, which can often result in extended power outages. The substation will provide power to approximately 25,000 customers living in the surrounding area.