Prairie Engineers of Illinois, P.C. provided professional land surveying services to Ameren-Illinois to support easement acquisition and management for high-voltage transmission lines in Illinois. These surveys are part of Ameren's vegetation management program to enhance the reliability of Ameren's more than 7400 circuit miles of transmission lines. This program includes the acquisition of wider easements for vegetation control on most of Ameren's transmission lines throughout their system.
Work items performed by Prairie Engineers include field and office surveys to develop plats supporting easement acquisition. Specific work items include courthouse and other boundary research, surveys of existing transmission line towers, boundary retracement surveys, right-of-way surveys, boundary analysis, and proposed easement plat development. Surveys to date have included approximately 280 plats throughout Illinois.