Pleasant Beach Drive NE and Bluff Lane NE

Project overview

As part of an ongoing effort to improve electric safety and reliability on Bainbridge Island, we’re making upgrades to the electric system along sections of Pleasant Beach Drive NE and Bluff Lane NE (see project map below).

On Pleasant Beach Drive NE, we are replacing 0.80 miles of electric wire with tree wire. Tree wire is a specially coated, overhead wire that’s designed to prevent an electric short (and subsequent outage) when a tree limb falls into a power line. By installing tree wire in other locations in PSE’s service area, we’ve reduced power outages caused by falling limbs by up to 95%. On Bluff Lane NE and a small section of NE Beck Road, we are installing a new section of underground cable.

Preliminary work for the project began in 2022 and will continue through 2023.

Pleasant Beach Dr project area
Pleasant Beach Drive NE and Bluff Lane NE project area | Click to enlarge