PUD Delta Power Line Route Options Affect North Everett Residents

February 4, 2024

Downtown Everett, Everett

A concerned reader wrote in about the routes proposed by the PUD for a new 115-kV power line. Those living in North Everett will want to look at the four route options so they can provide feedback to the PUD.

Map of the 4 proposed routes.

The PUD states:
“The new line will support increasing electrical demand in and around the city of Everett. It will also provide increased reliability and prevent the electric system from experiencing low voltage should local power be interrupted.”

The new line will connect the PUD’s Everett Substation, located in Everett just west of Interstate-5 between McDougall Ave. and Smith Ave. and north of 36th St, and its Delta Switching Station, located just north of the State Route 529/W. Marine View Dr. interchange in north Everett.

As seen on the image to the left, or in this PDF, the four options run through different streets in North Everett.

The Four Powerline Options:

  1. Route A: McDougall Ave (where an existing line exists) over to Broadway
  2. Route B: McDougall Ave (where an existing line exists) over to Broadway to 12th St, then 12th to East Marine View Dr. 
  3. Route C: Smith to Pacific Ave to Cedar to 23rd St to Summit Ave, then East Marine View Dr.
  4. Route D: Smith to Pacific Ave to Cedar to Possibly Maple, then East Marine View Dr.

Facts about the 115-kV Transmission Line

The PUD wants feedback on the routes and held an open house for customer feedback on January 24th. If you want to comment, we suggest you fill out the comment form here.

If you look at the easement (20-40 feet) and pole requirements (4-8 feet diameter), the Broadway route appears to be the least disruptive to existing houses.

Once the PUD has chosen the preferred route for the new transmission line, detailed engineering, permitting, right-of-way acquisition and construction will occur. PUD estimates the line will be in service by summer 2027.

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