PORTLAND, Ore. – Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) will replace transmission lines (area outlined in yellow in attached image) from John Day Lock and Dam to the substation located on top of the hill south of Interstate 84, which will close a portion of Giles French Park beginning Jun. 8th.
This portion of powerline replacement is the last in a series of updates that have taken place over seven years. BPA contractors will mobilize to the site on Jun. 8th to start placing temporary fencing to restrict access to the work site. BPA anticipates that replacing transmission lines will last from Jul. 13 through Nov. 21.
Due to the severe safety hazard in the work area underneath the transmission lines (area outlined in white dots in attached image), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is restricting public access to the far east end of Giles French Park through Dec. 15. The remainder of the park and shoreline are open for use. The extended timeframe will allow BPA contractors to setup and tear down the temporary fencing and to restore the area.