Around March 6, Chelan County PUD contractors will begin work on electrical upgrades in the Entiat Valley, as well as upgrades preparing for future fiber upgrades.
Expanding fiber service is part of the PUD’s strategic plan and Public Power Benefit Program designed to increase quality of life in Chelan County and to provide the best for the most for the longest period of time. The fiber system uses the wood distribution poles, so the PUD must first rebuild the electrical system in order to bring wood poles into national safety code compliance.
When and What to Expect
• Work is scheduled to begin March 6
• The construction project will take place along Entiat River Road between mile 6.5 and the intersection with Mud Creek, including Crum Canyon, Mad River, Steliko, and the mouth of Mud Creek.
• Work on the electrical system is expected to last about 5 months
• Once work on the electrical system is complete, work on the fiber system will begin
• You may see either contract crews or a PUD fiber crew working in the area
• Working hours are generally Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• You will see contractor and PUD trucks and equipment in the roadway during working hours
• You will hear typical construction noise during working hours
• One-way, flagger controlled traffic will be needed at times during the duration of the project
• Power outages may be needed. Affected customers will be notified with details prior to any outage
If you are interested in future fiber service, please contact Trina Heuchert, Fiber and Telecom Outreach Specialist, at (509) 661-4151
Have questions about the electrical upgrade project? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (509) 661-8563.
To learn more about fiber internet service, please visit the Chelan PUD Fiber page.