Buffalo Rapids crews finish pipeline project

  Buffalo Rapids crews are expected to complete a district II pipeline project this week that they have been working on for the past 10 days. According to BR foreman Tim Kortum, the 5,200-foot pipeline project, located about 17 miles west of Terry, began with trenching work done by subcontractor Jeff Morrison. Morrison’s crews finished their portion of the work in about 10 days, with BR employees coming in to connect the two ends of the pipeline project, near the BNSF railroad.

Eight BR employees and three excavators were used on the project, digging about 18 feet into the ground to go under the railroad.  Gas lines, fiber optic and telephone lines were avoided during digging.
The pipeline replaces an open ditch located on property owned by Marvin Wallace, Kortum said.
By the end of the year, BR crews will have completed seven pipeline projects - six in district I and one in district II.

Published Dec. 2, 2009

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