By Paul Moreno
PG&E is working in Yuba City to convert overhead power lines to underground to make way for the Twin Cities Bridge replacement.
A contractor for PG&E will work through July to build an all-new underground electric system along 740 feet of Sutter and Second streets between Webb and Bridge streets.
The work is being done at the request of the City of Yuba City through PG&E’s Rule 20A program, which allows cities and counties to designate districts to convert utilities from overhead to underground in areas frequently used by the public, such as downtowns and scenic areas.
Motorists are asked to be aware of crews working and to be prepared for slower traffic through the intersections.
At times, one-way traffic controls and detours will be in effect. Work hours will be 7 a.m. to as late as 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for holidays.
Overhead power lines will be removed from six utility poles after PG&E places the new underground electric system in service. Comcast also will convert its overhead communication facilities to underground and will remove the poles.
PG&E has notified residents and businesses in the area about the work.
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