SMITHFIELD, Utah, March 27, 2012—Rocky Mountain Power has nearly completed reconstruction of a power line and construction of a new substation that together will improve the reliability of service to Cache Valley electric customers. The company will begin work this week to restore the landscape in the areas disturbed by construction, weather permitting. The project involved increasing the capacity of an existing power line between Green Canyon and Millville City. A new substation was constructed near Millville as part of the expansion. The restoration will include return of the terrain and trails to their original condition and hydro-seeding the disturbed areas with native grasses. “Depending on what weather conditions permit, Rocky Mountain Power plans to have the construction area cleaned up and restored from Green Canyon to Logan Canyon in April,” said George Humbert, Rocky Mountain Power community manager. “Following this work, our restoration crews will work on the construction areas south of Logan Canyon to Millville Canyon. We hope to complete that portion by the end of May.” Once the restoration efforts are complete, citizens will see some erosion protection still in place, such as hay bales or other measures. These are used to assist with reseeding efforts and will be removed at a later date once the plants are established. “We appreciate all the citizens of the area that have cooperated with us during this construction period,” Humbert said. “We understand the importance the Bonneville Shoreline trail has to its users and have appreciated the feedback and cooperation we have received during the construction period. This important expansion project will enable us to continue to provide safe, reliable, and low-cost electricity to our customers in Cache Valley.”
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