NorthWestern Energy and its contractor Mountain Power Construction Co. will be starting a project to relocate the existing overhead 100-kV transmission line located on the west side of Shiloh Rd. in Billings, Montana. This project is part of the utility services relocation necessary to accommodate the Montana Department of Transportation’s Shiloh Road widening project, which will begin later this spring.
Beginning the week of March 2, and continuing until late May, crews will be accessing utility right of way areas along the west side of Shiloh Road to install new transmission poles and wires. Once the new line is installed, the contractor will then begin removing the existing 100-kV poles and overhead wire that currently exists near the roadway. The majority of the relocation work will be occurring off the main road or traffic areas. However, as the work progresses and nears intersections, the Mountain Power crews may be working next to the roadway and there is the possibility of partial road closures in the traffic lane nearest to the work zones.