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Install Electrical Cable in Conduit on Hurricane Ridge Road to Preserve Visitor Services

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This project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This project will install new electrical cable in the conduit along the Hurricane Ridge Road to provide power to the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center. The new cable will replace the existing line along the Whiskey Bend Trail, within park wilderness.

The initial phase of this project, trenching and installation of 4 ea. 2-inch diameter schedule 40 PVC electrical conduit, with junction boxes and grounding rods the full length of the 12.5-mile Hurricane Ridge Road, was completed as part of the Hurricane Ridge Road construction project.

This project consists of installing 12.5 miles of single-phase electrical conductor in the completed conduit. The intent of the work is to provide power to the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center serving 650,000 visitors/year. The project includes necessary connections to provide power to the Visitor Center, including a master meter and necessary transformers.

The new line will replace 8.1 miles of aging jacketed single-phase direct burial electrical cable that extends through designated wilderness plus 4.5 miles of cable along the Whiskey Bend Road from the Elwha Ranger Station.