Work continues on the new transmission line that is being built to connect the electrical substations between Sugar Mountain and Banner Elk.

High Country Press reports Mountain Electric Cooperative started construction last year with pole installation currently underway.

According to the report, the new Sugar Mountain substation should be in service by this summer or fall.

Once finished, the transmission line and substation will provide better electric power capacity and service reliability in the Sugar Mountain, Banner Elk, Grandfather Mountain and Linville service areas.