Deephaven to Westgate Transmission Rebuild Project

Xcel Energy is rebuilding 69kV transmission Line 0734 located between the Deephaven Substation and the Westgate substation in Eden Prairie. This project will improve electric reliability in the west metro. The voltage of the line is not changing.

The transmission line was originally built in the 1950s and has reached the end of its expected life. The new structures will be similar in height to the current structures and most of the work will occur in the existing easement or road right-of-way. Many of the single-pole structures along the west side of Co Rd 101, north of State Hwy 7, are not being replaced.

Beginning on February 13, 2023, crews will begin removing vegetation along the Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail. The trail will be closed between Vine Hill Rd and Co Rd 101 from 2/13/23 through 3/3/23. Signs will be put in place to remind trail users of the closure.

Transmission rebuild work, including structure replacements and new wire installation, will begin in Summer 2023. The full project is expected to be complete by Spring 2024.

View our project map overview (PDF)

If you have questions or concerns, contact: Chris Berglund at 612‐330‐6471 or by email at