ELIOT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- For the past four years, more than 2700 people have been hard at work replacing more than 400 miles of old power transmission lines as part of Central Maine Power Company's Maine Power Reliability Program.
"This is probably the largest project in the history of the state of Maine," stated Chris Marshall, a community relations manager for Burns & McDonald, which is helping oversee the project. "We are about just over 70% complete, we still have another year left of construction to do."
While there are hundreds of people on the ground building new towers and replacing substations, much of the transmission line is being helped into place by helicopters high in the sky.
"He is definitely threading the needle," remarked Marshall. "These guys have a lot of training and a lot of skill in what they do."