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Short-term road closures planned for early Friday

Mar 05, 2015

Short-term road closures planned for early Friday

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.