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Supercharger - Shelby, MT (possible)

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by mociaf9, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. mociaf9

    mociaf9 Active Member

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    I've found a utility location request for a site-design survey that might be for a future supercharger at the Shelby Best Western Inn & Suites right at the intersection of US-2 and I-15. I think it's right but, until there's some other confirmation, I'm ambivalent about whether it's enough for a blue dot on supercharge.info (see caveats below). Regardless, it's better to have discussion of possible Shelby locations in its own thread instead of scattered about in threads for other locations.

    Caveats/Big pinches of salt:
    1. The utility location request doesn't list Tesla anywhere or say anything about EV charging, so I had to use some potentially erroneous logic to find it.
    2. Just because a site was surveyed doesn't mean that a supercharger will actually ever get built there. Sometimes Tesla drops one spot and moves on to another for any number of reasons. This sometimes happens well after surveys have been done.
    3. I haven't been able to find anything else that would confirm it, like a building permit application or a subsequent request for marking in preparation of digging.

    Survey ticket #: 18105860
    Address: 1948 W Roosevelt Hwy, Shelby, MT 59474

    How I found it: By searching for the site design surveys done on the newly identified MT supercharger locations--Helena, Great Falls, Glendive, and Miles City--I found that they were all done within the last year and a bit by either Arrow Creek Survey Co. or Clark Land Surveying. Then, I searched for all surveys by either of those companies since Jan. 2018. On surveys done in relevant cities/areas, I looked to see whether the specific location might make sense as a supercharger and looked for any other connections in the ticket to tie it to the established site surveys.

    Doing so I found 2 possibles, one for Forsyth and this one for Shelby. The Shelby ticket was a good match with the one from Helena--both were called for within about half an hour of each other on 2018-10-31 by the same contacts at Arrow Creek; they have identical descriptions for Type of Work ("PRE-SURVEY TO DESIGN") and nearly identical entries for Work Being Done For ("DESIGN TICKET" vs "DESIGN")--and the location at this type of hotel matches with some of the other locations that Tesla has chosen in the state.
     
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    mociaf9 Active Member

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    Looks like Tesla did consider the Best Western spot (see the above quote from the Western Canada Superchargers thread), but dropped it in favor of a different location on a city lot. Thread for discussing the actual location: Supercharger - Shelby, MT
     
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