BPA is proposing to rebuild a portion of its Chehalis-Centralia No. 2 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line to ensure continued safe and reliable transmission service in the area. The portion to be rebuilt under this project extends 12 miles from Chehalis to the Ford’s Prairie Tap.
Proposed activities include upgrading segments of existing access roads, removing existing structures, replacing them with new structures and installing new conductor (wires). Additional work would be required if BPA decides to proceed and is described in the letter below.
BPA will conduct field surveys and an environmental review in 2007 and 2008. Once the environmental review is complete, BPA will decide whether and how to proceed with the project. If BPA decides to proceed, construction could begin as early as spring 2008 with a scheduled completion date of November 2008.