The State Radio Project issued notice to proceed for five sites during May, and civil site construction is occurring around the state. The existing shelter at Sillusi Butte is being removed and refurbished and then will be relocated to the new Doherty Slide site.
"The civil work is winding down and wrapping up very cleanly," said Dick Upton, State Radio Project manager. By the end of May, contractors were actively installing microwave hops. Four more completed hops bring the total to 128, or 92 percent complete.
A designated team is visiting every radio site to verify inventory and record asset tags. The goal is to complete 100 sites by the end of June, and so far 70 visits are complete.