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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Tanner Electric to Install Utility Poles Along North Bend Way Beginning July 7th

Tanner Electric Cooperative will begin phasing the construction of their transmission line on Tuesday, July 7, weather dependent. This work starts near Torguson Park and ends at the Snoqualmie Valley Trail and SE North Bend Way intersection and is expected to be completed by mid-August.

Twenty utility poles will be placed along the middle of the route within the trail corridor. Clearing of approximately 15 large trees and 35 small trees is expected with approval of this permit (BLD2020-5580). Minimal closure and re-routing may occur during this time and will be managed by Tanner Electric.

Work in 2021 will include installing 12 more poles and additional tree removal to string the lines. TEC will work with King County and the City of North Bend on a vegetation management plan to mitigate for the loss of tree canopy, remove invasive vegetation, and improve the vegetation along the trail. Planting for both phases is expected in early fall 2021.     

Estimated timing for the activities are as follows:
Clearing pole sites - 8 Working days beginning July 7, 2020
Pole Setting - 16 Working days beginning July 27, 2020

For questions, please contact Nick Himebauch, Operations and Engineering Manager with TEC at 425-888-0623 or email Nick@tannerelectric.coop or contact Jamie Burrell, Senior Planner City of North Bend at 425-888-7642 or jburrell@northbendwa.gov. 

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