Power Utility Case Studies
NATURAL DISASTER EMERGENCY RESPONSE
On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, three tornadoes touched down in Howard County, Indiana, causing structural damage and leaving several people injured. It was reported that there were 29,000 outages caused by the storm. A temporary state of emergency was declared for Howard County, which called for all roads to be closed except for public safety and emergency vehicles.
Area Wide Protective’s team designed the traffic control plans for the rolling slowdown based on a study developed by our own Compliance & Engineering team to determine how traffic would be affected. AWP’s Field Management, in the area local to where the traffic control project would take place, worked with our Engineers and Estimators at the corporate office to coordinate efforts between all parties involved, including the local Police Department, INDOT, and AEP. Our AWP team provided and installed necessary communications, traffic control equipment, and traffic signage. We also provided and operated the chase vehicles.
The rolling slowdown covered nearly ten miles of interstate. All went safely and smoothly with minimal disruption to the usual flow of traffic on and around I-69.
TRANSMISSION LINE CROSSING: A GROUND & AIR COLLABORATION
JANUARY 23, 2015
In January 2015, work on a $133 million transmission project led to the need for enhanced electric service in Cleveland, Ohio and the surrounding areas. AWP was contracted to provide traffic control services on the adjacent roadways where overhead work would be completed, including helicopter drop-off and pick-up points for personal and large equipment. This created several logistical challenges in regards to communication, safety, and efficiency.