Southeast Salem System Upgrades
Learn how we’re strengthening the energy grid for you

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’re replacing aging underground power lines in the Southeast Salem.

Construction schedule

  • Spring 2020 through the end of 2020

  • 7 a.m. to 5 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 to expect prior to construction

Before construction begins, PGE’s contractor will meet directly with the property management companies to understand the potential impacts to pedestrian and vehicle traffic. They will work together to lessen construction impacts where possible.

What you can expect during construction

We’re replacing aging underground power line equipment in your community with new, more reliable equipment. In the coming weeks, you may notice colored paint lines on the ground in your neighborhood. These lines mark the location of underground utilities, and they are the first step in our project.

To install the new lines, we will be drilling and digging trenches. At times, we may need to park equipment on the street overnight. You may notice us working in multiple areas (shown in the map) at the same time. After construction is complete, streets and sidewalks in our work areas will be restored. PGE has previously completed upgrades to certain roads in this area and will not be performing this work on those roads.

To complete this work safely, PGE crews may need to temporarily interrupt power to your property, known as a planned outage. This planned outage should be brief, however, there are many factors involved and the event could last several hours. If your address will experience a planned outage, you will receive notification at least 48 hours in advance. More tips on how to prepare for an outage.

We’re taking steps to ensure your safety. Here’s how you can help

  • Watch for temporary lane or street 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 to make room for 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 enhance and modernize the energy grid, making it smarter and more resilient, and creating a platform for a clean energy future.

Thank you for your patience as we strengthen the energy grid.

For more information about this project, please contact us at 503-612-3730.

Para información en español, por favor llame 503-612-3730.

Use medical life-support equipment? Have a plan in place and consider a backup generator in case of an extended power outage.

Questions about a project near you?

Call us at 503-612-3730.

Para obtener información en español, por favor llame al 503-612-3730.