Wind energy generators are in rural locations for the simple reason that they need to be out in the open. That means construction companies must use gravel and asphalt surfaced roads to reach the many construction sites of the wind farm. This presents several problems to the people responsible for maintaining those roads.
Road and Bridge Maintenance
A Jackson County Highway Engineer, was among a group of engineers from across southern Minnesota, has examined the issues associated with the large loads hauling wind turbine parts through the county, and the toll those heavy loads are taking on the road system.