IREA will soon break ground on a new facility in Bennett.

The facility will be the administrative and operations hub for the easternmost district of our service territory, which is 1,100 square miles and includes nearly 8,000 customers. It will also serve as our backup control center and store our new mobile substation.

The facility will sit on a parcel of nearly 15 acres near the Highway 79/Bennett exit off Interstate 70. It will include an office, covered and uncovered storage areas, shop and warehouse space, and training space.

The facility should be completed by the end of 2020. It will replace IREA’s current Strasburg facilities, which are too small and split between parcels several blocks apart.