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Quincy city council looks to work with Ameren on placement of transmission line

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Quincy City Council Members voted Monday night to send the Illinois Commerce Commission an alternative route for Ameren's new transmission line.

Ameren plans to build the high voltage electric transmission line from Palmyra to Sugar Creek, Indiana.

Quincy Mayor John Spring says Ameren's proposed route isn't good for the city because it would run just south of Radio Road between the Mississippi River and Illinois 57, which is a prime development area.

"It cuts through properties that have potential for great development growth and that would really inhibit these property owners or potential manufacturers from building along that transmission line," said Mayor Spring.

The city is proposing to move the line even farther south, away from the levy district. The Illinois Commerce Commission will take public comments for the next few weeks and a final decision could be made in April.

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