Independence Excavating, partnered with Bet-Tech Construction, was contracted to construct permanent access roads by First Energy.
The access roads are for the construction of a new 500 kV transmission line loop, located in the mountainous terrain of Salem, West Virginia. The transmission line will loop an existing 500 kV transmission line into the to-be-constructed Flint Run Substation. The contract included state road upgrades, two laydown yards, a turnaround yard, and erosion and sediment control and maintenance.
During a very rainy spring and early summer, Independence Excavating worked closely with the engineer of record’s design and field inspection teams to ensure sediment controls functioned properly after all rain events. Independence Excavating will then restore the laydown yards and turnaround to preexisting conditions.