The town of Winfield board has voted to inform American Transmission Co. that it opposes the proposed route of the Badger Coulee 345-kilovolt line going through the town of Winfield, just north of Reedsburg.

The proposed high-voltage transmission line would run from the La Crosse area to Dane County, with one proposed route running through the town of Winfield.

The town is well known as a pristine township consisting of rolling hills, woodland and farmland, according to the board. The proposed route through the town is a greenfield site that would create a new utility corridor when there already are many other existing corridors with existing facilities.

The Winfield town board recommended the line be built along the interstate corridor.