Powerline upgrades coming to Hillsboro and surrounding area

Strengthening the energy grid

PGE infrastructure reliability project requires night work across Sunset Highway beginning Saturday, Nov. 17

Expect rolling stops along Highway 26 near the Helvetia Road Ramp Crossing

Portland General Electric will implement a rolling closure along a segment of Sunset Highway/Highway 26 near the Helvetia Road Ramp crossing from Saturday, Nov. 17 at 9 p.m. to Sunday, Nov. 18 at 5 a.m. This eastbound and westbound closure is required as a new PGE transmission line project within Hillsboro reaches a critical construction milestone.

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Beginning 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.

Hillsboro Upgrade Map

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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.

Thank you

We appreciate your patience as we make these improvements.