Grays Harbor PUD line and substation crews faced cold and wet conditions in January to make some major advances on a pair of significant infrastructure projects.
In early January, the arrival of two new pieces of equipment allowed crews to continue line replacement work on Myrtle Street. Two new Sherman+Reilly line pullers allowed crews to stretch new line from the Port Industrial Road all the way to Electric Park. Combined with new poles which were put in place along Myrtle Street in 2015, the new lines significantly strengthen a key portion of the PUD infrastructure.
On January 12, substation crews and workers from Snell Crane hoisted a 52-ton substation transformer into place at the Scott Street substation in Aberdeen. The new equipment replaces a 1965 transformer and will serve as a back-up to the Cosmopolis and Harding Road substations.