Overhead Power Transmission Lines Right of Way Access

In every corner of North America there is a power transmission line crossing the landscape. These power utility corridors are essential for delivering reliable electric power to our communities. Power utility companies require 24/7 access to their transmission lines for maintenance and emergencies. This often involved access on land that is privately owned, state owned or owned by other groups like railway and oil and gas companies. Right of way access is often shared amongst those involved and may require gated access for security and safety reasons.

Many Power Transmission lines require an unhindered 6 meter wide access path to be maintained under the power lines in the corridor. With many of these power lines crossing through national forests it is imperative that trees be kept trimmed back and new growth under the lines cleared on a regular basis. Contractors are often responsible for ground maintenance in these situations and may require dedicated gate access that is independent from that of the Power Utility. In these instances a Tayhope multiple lock gate latch is an ideal solution for controlling right of way access.

Secondary Land Use Programs

In many locations there is a valuable secondary land use potential under power transmission lines. The most obvious is for agricultural use. Other common uses include parking lots and public access points for forest and park lands. In these instances users requiring access to roads across or into the power line corridors would benefit from separate padlock gate access. By installing a multiple lock gate latch from Tayhope you can effectively provide access to emergency response groups like Search & Rescue that is independent from the lock systems used by maintenance crews and lineman servicing the power grid.

If you are planning a secondary use for land under a power transmission line and require a method of ensuring access through security gates and barriers then specify a Tayhope multiple lock gate latch system. It is the easiest method of providing multiple user access into a Right of Way and puts the ownership of the lock in the hands of each group responsible. This eliminates the need for managing and sharing keys.

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