Division Street System Upgrades
Get ready for some good energy in your neighborhood

We all depend on safe, reliable energy. Now more than ever. That’s why we’re working in your neighborhood to make a few improvements to our electrical equipment. (The big trucks are hard to miss.) Currently, we’re upgrading power poles and other equipment along Southeast Division Street. This work will also support TriMet’s Division Transit Project and Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Outer Division Multimodal Safety Project. When our work is done, your energy will be safer and more reliable and take us one step closer to Oregon’s clean energy future. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Construction schedule Early 2020 through spring 2021

You’ll see our crews working in the areas highlighted on the map. We’ll do our best to keep this disruption minimal, but you may hear some construction noise and experience a little more dirt on the sidewalks and streets than usual. We promise we’ll work to get things back to normal as quickly and as safely as possible.

  • Most of the construction work will take place during the day.

  • Most of the planned outages will happen at night.

  • Weekend and night hours may be required at times to adjust to traffic needs and limit the impact of brief planned outages.

  • We’ll work with PBOT and TriMet to limit large-scale impacts whenever possible.

You may experience some service disruptions while our crews repair and replace electrical equipment near your home. We keep these outages as short as possible while maintaining safe working conditions for our crews. Not everyone in the area will experience a planned power outage, but if you will be affected, here’s what you can expect:

  • Residents: We’ll send you a notice at least 48 hours in advance of the outage.

  • Business: We’ll reach out to you directly to discuss outage planning.

  • You will likely be without power for a brief period on just one day. Because there are many factors involved, there is a possibility that the outage could last several hours.

It’s important to always be outage-ready. See how you can take steps to prepare for an outage.

There’s nothing as important as your safety. To keep pedestrians, cyclists and drivers safe, we will close lanes and reserve street parking. This will help make room for equipment and create a safety buffer between you and our crews.

  • 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.

  • Watch for “no parking” signs.

  • Avoid all work areas and equipment.

  • Make sure children know to never touch construction equipment.

PGE’s role in Division Street’s safety and transit improvement projects

Our crews started work in early 2020 to support Portland Bureau of Transportation and TriMet projects to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and commuters. You’ll see new stop lights at crosswalks, buffered bicycle lanes and improved bus stops.

Building a brighter energy future for you

Making our equipment safer and more reliable is an investment in a cleaner energy future for Oregon.

Questions about a project?

Call us at 503-323-6700.

Para obtener información en español, por favor llame al 503-323-6700.