Southwest 18th Avenue System Upgrades
Learn how we’re strengthening the energy grid and improving service 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 nearing completion on our system upgrades along SW 18th Avenue and a small segment of SW Salmon Street.

Earlier this year, construction crews performed prep work ahead of this night work. When our night work is completed, these new system upgrades will boost service reliability and reduce the risk of outages in the Providence Park area.

Upcoming traffic closures and nighttime work hours

During the week of March 3, intermittent night work is planned in the areas marked on the map. Roads will reopen by 5 a.m. the following morning. This schedule may change based on the needs of the project. While not anticipated day work may be required at times.

What can you expect during this project?

PGE crews have done a great deal of prep work for the upcoming night work. Our night work will require temporary lane, parking and sidewalk closures to keep you and our crews safe. The MAX service will not be interrupted during this work. Please follow construction signs guiding you to the marked platform entry and exit points, kept clear for commuter safety.

At this time, no planned outages are needed to perform this work. In the event that a planned outage is needed, PGE will give you at least 48-hours’ notice before any planned 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.