Project Focus:  Rochester, Minnesota - Temporary Pole Removal



Spring cleaning.  It means different things to different people.  To city municipalities it can mean the time to clean up their various city structures, including their water tanks.  What does this have to do with the cellular industry and in particular, One Way Wireless Construction (One Way)?  Well, this is where water and the cellular utilities meet.

This tower story began in the Fall of 2017. One Way was called to install a temporary site in order to relocate the antenna system from the tank and onto the new pole while painting was completed on the tank.  

One Way’s crew installed the 84’ temp pole in three sections – a 44’ section, followed by a 42’ section and finally the antenna cluster that was now on its temporary site until the work was done on the tank.

With the painting done and the City of Rochester proud owners of a new, refreshed water tank, One Way went to work dismantling and removing the temporary pole and installing the antenna cluster to its original home all with careful attention and dedication to not disrupting cellular service for the many residents in the area.

We’re very happy with how this project turned out.  Our contact with the City of Rochester was very pleased with our on-going progress reports and detailed schedules keeping the City and the applicable people informed through the whole process.
— Gene Leroux, Project Manager for One Way and the Lead for this particular project

All tower installs (and removals) whether it be raw land or temporary, are detailed and often involve complex issues to work with and around.  This Rochester, MN site did not disappoint.  With narrow gullies to remove the temporary pole with its relationship to the very close fiber conduit, Gene and his crew took every precaution to not disrupt this important line and removal was a success with the connectivity of the antenna system back up on its original home.  Therefore, resulting in a successful spring cleaning, all the way around.

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