Proposed Microwave Tower

Published 9:38 am Thursday, June 8, 2017



Proposed Microwave Tower in Southampton County

Dominion Energy Virginia intends to construct and operate a communications tower at the existing Southampton Substation in Southampton County, Virginia. The project site is at 30134 General Thomas Hwy, Franklin, VA, approximately 2 miles southwest of US Route 58. The latitude and longitude of the proposed tower are 36°39’09.677” N and 76°59’41.824”. All work will occur in a 0.19-acre previously disturbed industrial area. The project includes construction of a 255-foot self-supporting lattice microwave tower with an 8-foot lightning rod, increasing the total tower height to 263 feet. The proposed tower compound will include the tower, a 12-foot by 20-foot equipment shelter, gravel yard, aboveground propane tank, associated fuel lines, utility lines, and 8-foot chain link security fence. Proposed underground conduits for power and fiber would be directionally drilled and the site will be accessed via an existing access road. The public is invited to provide comments on the proposed communications tower construction to: Suzanne Richert, EEE Consulting, Inc., 201 Church Street, Blacksburg, VA 24060, or to Public comments will be received for 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.