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Stevensville Project Will Require Temporary Path Closures




Butte, MT. – June 17, 2016 – Work is under way on a transmission line in Stevensville that will lead to temporary closures to the memorial bicycle-pedestrian path that borders the Stevensville Cut-Off Road as it enters the community.

 Crews are working on foundations for the power poles and will continue to work along the route as the line moves towards completion. There will be intermittent closures of the path for safety reasons as the work progresses. Work on the line is expected to be complete in the fall.
 
“We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work to complete this needed project,” said Steve Clawson, community relations manager for NorthWestern Energy. “Our intent is keep all or portions of the path open for public use whenever possible.”

The new segment of transmission line will connect to a new substation being constructed on the northeast side of Stevensville. The line and substation are part of a $13 million upgrade intended at improving the reliability of electric service and meeting anticipated growth on the energy grid in the area. The upgrade is part of a broad program of investment by NorthWestern in essential electric and natural gas infrastructure across its Montana service territory.

NorthWestern recently joined with community leaders and others to plant about 27 trees along the path between the Forest Service property and the Fort Owen Road. The trees, which replaced trees removed this spring, were selected for their appearance and the fact they will reach no higher than 25 or 30 feet, avoiding possible interference with the new transmission line.

The Town of Stevensville has contracted with Land Solutions & PCI to update the Town's growth Policy. To learn more about the growth policy update visit www.planstevensville.com 

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The Town of Stevensville is seeking qualified applicants to fill multiple community board vacancies.  The following Boards have vacancies that need filled: Planning & Zoning, and the Tree Board. Further information is available HERE on our open positions page.
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