Muddy conditions due to high rainfalls in late 2015 caused challenges for the drilling and line construction crews. This created higher risk than normal for the standard operations. Another challenge was faced when the IMPACCT deadend bodies developed cracks from implosions which KCC discovered during the QA/QC check. Crop loss and damage was another issue during the project due to the inclement weather and changes in construction plans.
Despite the challenges faced, the substantial completion dates for the construction of both the line and switching station were met. The line was energized in December 2016. Crop loss damage claims associated with several tracts that the line ran through were processed and repaired by KCC before the project was completed. Final reviews were also held with landowners for final signoff and closeout of the tracts.