NorthWestern Energy will rebuild about 7.5 miles of the 50kV transmission line from the east Red Lodge Substation to Luther. The transmission line generally runs along 15th Street West within the town of Red Lodge, continuing around the south side of the city airport in Red Lodge, and west to Luther.
Existing wooden power poles will be replaced with steel poles and new wire will be installed.
- Preparation work will begin on May 29, 2023.
- The project is expected to be complete in October 2023.
- Reclamation will begin after construction is complete.
The project requires heavy equipment and helicopters. NorthWestern Energy is working with our contractors and other stakeholders to ensure the safety of the public and crews during the project.
The hiking trail located on the west side of Red Lodge may be closed for a short time during construction.
Activity at the Red Lodge airport will not be interrupted.
Traffic detours and planned service outages will take place as needed for the safety of the public and our crews during construction. We appreciate the patience of drivers and our customers.
The power poles adjacent to the school will be replaced in June after this school year is complete.