Powerline upgrades coming to Hillsboro and surrounding area
Strengthening the energy grid
This summer, we’ll be working in areas of unincorporated Washington County.
We’re building new infrastructure to support our region’s growth. These improvements include adding 4.4 miles of powerline and poles along NW Sewell, NW Meek, NE Jacobsen and NW West Union roads in Washington County.
The new power lines will make electric service even more reliable — now and in the future.
PGE is working with the city of Hillsboro, Washington County and local businesses to minimize disruption of this construction.
What to expect
Construction begins this July and is likely to last through the end of 2018. It will involve some digging into parking strips and other areas, although most work is overhead. Areas will get restored as quickly as possible.
During construction, crews will be working in sections of the project area. You can also expect:
- Traffic delays from lane reductions. We’ll have flaggers to direct traffic as needed.
- Some parking and loading restrictions near work areas for safety.
- Noise, vibration and dust from construction.
We're putting safety first
To help ensure everyone’s safety, all work areas will be well marked. Please stay away from all construction equipment, open trenches, electrical equipment and wire.
We appreciate your patience as we make these improvements.