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Intermittent road restrictions continue as hydro project progresses

Intermittent road restrictions continue as hydro project progresses

Mar 16

The mild weather this week has allowed crews at the Red Rock Dam to continue working day and night to prepare the site for construction of a powerhouse and intake structure that will comprise the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project (RRHP). Short-term road closures, directed by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, will occur in the overnight hours every three to four days as crews move large rebar cages from the North Tailwater staging area to the construction area on the upstream side of the Dam. In addition, Highway T-15 will be restricted to one lane every three to four days to facilitate staging of the concrete trucks to ensure worker and public safety as the wall element sections are poured. A pilot car and flaggers will be directing traffic whenever there is a lane closure. Ten elements of the 240-foot diaphragm wall have been completed, with 16 elements still to be placed. 

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Short-term road closures planned for early Friday

Mar 05

A rolling roadblock will occur for up to two hours beginning at 3:30 a.m., Friday, March 6 to accommodate the movement of a large re-bar cage that will be used in the construction of the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project.

Road closures will begin at the North Tailwater construction area and move down 216th Place to T-17, south on T-17 to G-46, west on G-46 to T-15 and north on T-15 to the upstream construction area of the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project. As the re-bar cage movement is completed at each section of road, that section will be reopened.

In addition, T-15 will be restricted to one lane throughout the day and a pilot car and flaggers will be directing traffic until the concrete placement is completed. Project officials estimate that the work will be finished at midnight Friday.

Missouri River Energy Services, which is building the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project expects the project to be completed by early 2018. When complete, it will produce 36.4 megawatts of electricity – enough to meet the needs of about 18,000 homes.

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Downstream work prepares for RRHP powerhouse construction

Downstream work prepares for RRHP powerhouse construction

Feb 24

Construction continues at the Red Rock Dam where Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) will construct a new hydroelectric power plant. Much of the construction work being done is in preparation for construction of the powerhouse, which is expected to begin in summer 2015.

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New video released on the progress of the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project

Feb 20

A new video has been released that shows the progress that's being made on the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project. You can watch the video by clicking on this link

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T15 now open to traffic

Feb 16

Highway T-15 is now reopened to traffic, according to officials involved in the construction of a hydroelectric project at the site of the Red Rock Dam.

However, there will continue to be intermittent short-duration closures as workers move large rebar cages to the construction site. Those rebar cages will serve as the internal structure of an earth retaining wall on the upstream face of the dam. The retaining wall will be located adjacent to and upstream of the water intake structure for the hydroelectric project’s powerhouse and will allow water to be channeled into the intake structure.

The intermittent road closures will occur between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. every three or four days until work on the retaining wall is completed. There also will be times during that wall’s construction when traffic on the road will be limited to a single lane. “Completion of that wall depends on many factors including weather and Lake Red Rock water levels and inflows,” said Joni Livingston, director of Member Services and Communications for Missouri River Energy Services (MRES), the wholesale electric utility that is building the project . “Because of that, we can’t predict how long the work will take, but we will make every effort to keep people up to date as it progresses.”

Throughout the project’s construction period, a 35-mile-per-hour speed limit will be imposed on the section of T-15 near and across Red Rock Dam.

For more information about the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project, visit the project website at www.redrockhydroproject.com.

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