PSE COVID-19 Response

As a provider of an essential service, we are working to ensure we are here for our customers, our community and our employees as coronavirus impacts the region.

We know some of our business and residential customers might be worried about paying their bills. Here are measurable actions we’ve taken on behalf of our customers:

  • PSE will not be disconnecting customers for non-payment during this time.
  • During Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” order, PSE will only respond to emergency and make-safe situations which require restoration of power or natural gas such as: outages, natural gas leaks/odors, and low-hanging wire. We will also be working to support the essential facilities and services as listed in Governor Inslee’s critical infrastructure throughout our community.
  • PSE will work with our customers on options such as payment plans and choosing a new bill due date.
  • PSE has an energy assistance portal to facilitate access to funds available to income qualified customers.
  • PSE is requiring our employees to maintain social distancing while working in the field. We encourage our customers to do the same when engaging with our employees.

PSE Covid-19 Response
 

Puget Sound Energy natural gas projects

Green Lake and Wallingford-area natural gas main replacement projects

Project updates

Project overview

In order to deliver safe and reliable energy to our Seattle customers, PSE recently upgraded the natural gas system in Wallingford and Green Lake. The work involved replacing the existing natural gas main, installed in 1979, with new, corrosion-resistant plastic pipe.


Wallingford-area natural gas upgrade project

  • Gas work: Gas main installation along the entire route is now complete.
  • Road and sidewalk restoration:
    • Our contractor crews from AA Asphalting, Inc. have completed temporary restoration along the project route.
    • Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will be completing final road restoration activities on North 50th Street as part of their Green Lake and Wallingford Paving and Multi-Modal Improvements Project.
    • AA Asphalting, Inc. will complete final road restoration as part of PSE’s natural gas work, on all other portions of the project route. We expect PSE’s final road restoration will begin in spring of 2020 and continue into summer.
  • Refer to the map for detailed information and a project timeline.

Green Lake-area natural gas upgrade project

  • Gas work:
    • Gas main installation along the entire route is now complete.
  • Road and sidewalk restoration:
    • Our crews are actively working on road restoration in the area. Please see the map for more details on restoration status and approximate scheduling.

Road Restoration schedule

  • Standard work hours are Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., although some night / weekend work may be needed.
  • The restoration schedule is dependent upon weather, permitting and crew availability.
  • We will continue to keep the local community updated as the projects continue.
  • Reach out to us at majorprojects@pse.com and we’ll email you periodic construction updates.

Other projects in the area

We’ve been working proactively with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) in planning the timing of our construction to begin shortly ahead of SDOT’s Green Lake and Wallingford Paving and Multi-Modal Improvements project.

This joint coordination is an effort to minimize impacts to the local community, while maximizing cost savings and avoiding rework by completing PSE’s work under the road prior to SDOT repaving the street. Learn more about SDOT’s project here: www.seattle.gov/transportation/greenlakepaving.htm

The Washington State Department of Transport (WSDOT) also has road improvement work in the general vicinity. Learn more about their work here: wsdot.wa.gov/projects/index/highway/sr-99

Contact us

We welcome your questions and comments! Please contact:
John Guay
Project Manager
425-505-3768
MajorProjects@pse.com