Monday, July 26, 2010

Puget Sound Energy Powerline Project Impacts Trail, Parks and Creek

Puget Powerline Easement (Trail) looking East near the Redmond Watershed Preserve.  A wetland in the foreground is protected by orange fencing.  Three miles of easement X 100 feet wide will be cleared  to make room for a new transmission line needed to accomodate growth. 
"Puget Sound Energy plans to build a new 115 kilovolt transmission line in the Novelty Hill area of unincorporated King County. We will construct the new line within our existing cross-country transmission line corridor between NE Novelty Hill Road and Avondale Road NE. We will not expand the corridor size, but will need to clear some trees to accommodate the new line."  PSE
This project is expected to be completed by the end of September with restoration of a portion of the Bear Creek buffer & the wetlands throughout the year.   Read City or Redmond web announcement.

Posted / Photo by Yoder
A mountain biker tipped me on this story. 

1 comment:

Bob Yoder said...

A 100 wide swath X 3 miles of trees were removed to make room for the new transmission line. per C.O.R.