As seen in the snow macine forum..
The power transmission line going up Turnagain Pass is about to be rebuilt. I am the manager for the project. I would like to help keep you safe.
I currently have crews doing survey work and clearing the right of way in 2 areas. They are operating dozers, grubbers, excavators and hydro axes.
Friday we will begin drilling and blasting operations. This will eventually expand to 3 db crews, scattered along the right of way. They will be operating drill rigs, small cats and excavators.
Next week we are to start hauling the poles to our permitted lay-down areas. Excavating blasted holes will follow. More heavy equipment on the ground. Then spotting poles along the job. These are up to 110 feet long and WILL stop your snow machine.
The installation of 9 new drive ways from the highway to access the job is also about to start. Expect traffic control. (I can tell them to let trucks with AOD flags to go on thru! Wait, mine never arrived, never mind)
Gonna be lots going on in many areas. Most of it heavy and hard.
As the snow levels increase there are going to be more skiers and snow machiners in the project area. I ask if any of you are out there to spread the word. We will be maintaining a snow road for the length of the project. If we get snow like last year, it will be a trench across the landscape. At pole and anchor locations we will have large areas cleared of snow. By the middle of January there will be cranes, excavators, snow cats/ machines, helicopters and lots of trucks all over the portions that we are on.
After a fresh snow, these areas will be deadly to an oncoming snow machine or skier. Please use caution when near the power line corridor. Visibility is subject to change at any time on a mountain.
We are in the process of installing signs at parking areas and trail access points. I can be reached at three five one-nine six nine five.
I have done extensive permitting for this project. We are authorized to use motorized vehicles on both sides of the highway, including snow machines and 4 wheelers. We will make every effort to prevent damage to any groomed trails. If they cross or follow the power line, then all bets are off, sorry. Got to get power to the people.
A safe completion of the project is my mission. If you have any suggestions or can help spread the "be careful" word, then