It’s hard to believe that less than a year ago these roads were busy with heavy-haul trucks and cranes working hard to raise the turbines of the Crow Lake Wind Project.
This summer, crews from Wanzek Construction have been working to cover the construction tracks. Paul Telehey, construction coordinator for Basin Electric, reports reclamation work has progressed in leaps and bounds as of late thanks to some cooperative weather – it’s roughly 97 percent complete as of Aug. 18, 2011. All turbine sites have been finalized, roads have been reclaimed, and the contractor is seeding, mulching and fine-tuning drainage.
Telehey says the only thing left will be reseeding any areas that didn’t take this spring. The wind turbine techs on site will continue to monitor the reclaimed sites for erosion issues. With construction work done at Crow Lake, Telehey’s on to coordinate his next construction project – a substation project in western North Dakota.
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