PSE to answer Energize Eastside questions July 7

July 6, 2014

NEW — 2:55 p.m. July 6, 2014

Puget Sound Energy will answers questions about its Energize Eastside project at a July 7 forum in Redmond.

The project, in response to the region’s growing power needs, will bring new higher capacity electric transmission lines to the Eastside.

The new lines will extend from a substation in Redmond to Renton, but the exact route the lines will take is currently undecided. One of the proposed routes directly affects the Olympus neighborhood, and many residents attended the April 1 and July 1 Newcastle City Council meetings to voice their concerns about the project.

The segment of concern for Newcastle is Route M, which is located from Southeast 95th Way to Newcastle Way. The corridor is on the westside of the Eden’s Grove subdivision and on the eastside of the Olympus and Hazelwood communities.

The question-and-answer session goes from 6-9 p.m. at the Redmond Marriott Town Center, 7401 164th Ave. N.E.