The cooperative plans to build a 345-kilovolt transmission line from its Antelope Valley Station, around the western end of Lake Sakakawea, and then east to its Neset Substation near Tioga.
Before the first shovel of dirt is turned, many things must happen first, including gaining access to the land to survey it. On this day, Suko visits landowner April Obenour at her home in Arnegard. She owns land along the proposed route for the transmission line.
Watch the video to get a feel for the kinds of things right of way specialists talk to landowners about. A big thank-you to April for allowing communications staff to visit with her and shoot photos and video!
Editors note: The picture and video shown here were taken Feb. 16. The bridge shown was later struck and damaged, and the highway was closed. Read more: Highway 85 reopens after bridge damaged by truck towing trailer