Ameren Official: Land Acquisition on Three Rivers Project to Begin Immediately

Only two short days after the Illinois Commerce Commission approved the Ameren Three Rivers Project, a 355 mile powerline crossing the entire state of Illinois, the utility hegemon has announced that property acquisition for the project will begin post haste.

On Wednesday, Ameren Transmission consultant Leigh Morris said landowners affected by the Illinois Rivers project should begin to receive written notification about the need for an easement through their property in the coming weeks.

The Illinois Commerce Commission signed off on a route running through sections of Piatt, Coles, Moultrie and Douglas counties among several others.

But, regulators denied the construction of new or larger substations in Mount Zion, Pana and a handful of other facilities, as well as delayed action on a section of line between Pana and Pawnee, affecting the route in Macon, Christian and Montgomery counties.

The company is reviewing its options in order to determine the routing of the two unapproved segments.

“There are a variety of steps that can be taken,” Morris said.

Construction is scheduled to begin as early as 2014.

The attorneys at Sever Storey will be holding several seminars to discuss the legal specifics of eminent domain and this project.  The seminars will be at the folllwing locations/dates/times:

September 4, 2013
Quincy Public Library
Large Meeting Room
526 Jersey Street
Quincy, IL 62301
6:30 CST

September 5th, 2013
That Place
1003 E Broadway
Astoria, IL 61501
7:30 CST

September 9th, 2013
Jacksonville Public Library
Meeting Room (Basement)
201 W College Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650
6:30 CST

September 10th, 2013
Rochester Public Library
Rochester Community Room
1 Community Drive
Rochester, IL 62563
6:30 CST

September 12th, 2013
Decatur Public Library
130 N. Franklin Street
Decatur, IL 62523
6:30 CST

Call now to reserve your spot at one of these free seminars!

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If you think you may be affected by the Ameren Three Rivers Project and/or are interested in a free consultation, contact our eminent domain landowner attorneys at 1-888-318-3761 or visit us on the web at


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