As we work toward Oregon’s clean energy future, we’re strengthening the energy grid to make it smarter, more efficient and more reliable for you. Among our many projects, we will be upgrading the power lines that connect our Blue Lake and McGill substations.
In preparation for the new lines, we first need to trim and remove some trees along the power line rights of way in your community. This preliminary work will improve safety and help prevent power outages.
- December 2019 through Spring 2020
- 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
This schedule may change based on the needs of the project. While not anticipated, weekend and night hours may be required at times.
What can you expect during this work?
You’ll see crews from our contractor, Asplundh, working in the areas highlighted on the map above. In the power line rights of way, they will be pruning branches and, in some cases, removing trees that pose a safety risk to the power lines.
In 2020, after the tree work is complete, we’ll install new power lines that will boost reliability and reduce the risk of outages for your area and help improve overall system operations.
Important traffic and safety tips
We’re taking steps to ensure your safety. Here’s how you can help:
- Watch for temporary lane closures and detours. Allow for extra time for commuting through these areas.
- Follow directions from any flaggers, detours and signs used to keep drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and workers safe.
- Watch for no-parking signs. To keep pedestrians and vehicles safe, we will reserve street parking spaces to accommodate equipment and create a safety buffer around our work area.
- Please avoid all work areas and equipment, and make sure children know to never touch the equipment.
Building a brighter energy future for you
This is just one of many projects we’re working on to modernize the energy grid and create a platform for a clean energy future.
Thank you for your patience as we strengthen theenergy grid.
If you have a question about how this construction may affect you, contact us at 503-612-3730.