Crews to use light-duty helicopter for Badger Coulee Project
Work slated to begin this week from Town of Middleton to Town of Vienna
MADISON, Wis. – A helicopter will be used beginning this week to assist construction crews with work along Segment 1 of the Badger Coulee Project.
Helicopter crews will begin pulling wires along the line beginning this week. The route generally follows the existing 138,000-volt line in this area.
“Residents can expect to see a light-duty helicopter flying approximately 100 feet above the ground along the line,” said Charles Gonzales, ATC senior local relations representative.
Use of helicopters will decrease construction time and minimize environmental impacts to the area. The flight schedule will vary and is subject to change based on weather.
Construction activities on this segment began earlier this year and are expected to conclude in spring 2017. Right-of-way restoration work in this area is scheduled to be completed in summer 2017.
Note to editors: A map of Construction Segment 1 can be found here.