Right-Of-Way Agreement Approved By Hughes County Commission For East River Electric

Right-Of-Way Agreement Approved By Hughes County Commission For East River Electric

PIERRE — The Hughes County Commission has approved a right-of-way occupancy permit for East River Electric as they continue to move forward with a project to get a large substation on line in Hughes County. Paul Lichty with East River says the permit is another part in an effort to stream line operations…

Hughes County Manager Kevin Hipple says they have a plan to keep track of any damage to county roads…

The main concern is heavy trucks with directional drilling equipment damaging the edges of county roads while they work. Commissioner Tom Rounds says agreements between the county and East River need to clearly define the standards of repair…

East River is also working with a local landowner to get rights-of-ways along 205th Avenue for transmission poles in exchange for upgrading and repairing the road.