Navy range one option for Cascade Power Line in Boardman

Portland General Electric officials hosted an open house for Boardman community members Monday to hear questions and concerns regarding the Cascade Crossing transmission line project.

A handful of citizens filtered through the 4-7 p.m. open house at Riverfront Center, Port of Morrow, to inspect displays, maps and flow charts and to quiz PGE, state and U.S. Forest Service officials.

Project leaders also met with local landowners and officials from the U.S. Navy to discuss running the line across the north end of the Boardman Bombing Range.

“The general impression is that they have this vacant property and it’s a shame if you’re not using it,” said PGE project manager John Sullivan.

The 500-kilovolt line is set to run about 210 miles from Boardman to Salem. The project also includes four new substations and upgrades to existing ones.

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