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Ward: Ward 1

What: Iowa Avenue Water Transmission Main Replacement Project

Where: Iowa Avenue between Palmyrita Avenue and Columbia Avenue

  • Overnight work from 8:30pm to 5:30 am Sunday through Thursday night.
  • Detours will be in place to divert truck traffic from the construction site.

Start: 1/22/2019

End: 4/30/2019

Ward: Ward 1

What: 4kV – 12kV Voltage Conversions (some pole replacements)

Where: Wood Streets: Bandini, Brockton, Lynwood, Oakwood, Garden Home, Brentwood, Maplewood, Birchwood, Garden

Start: 5/21/2018

End: 3/29/2019

Ward: Ward 1 & 2

What: Tree Trimming - Power Line Clearance

Where: Streets within:

  • Garner/Columbia/Iowa/Linden/Prospect/Redwood/Rivera

Start: 2/4/2019

End: 2/28/2019

Ward: Ward 2

What: Air Resources Board Building Development Work

Where: Iowa Avenue between University and Martin Luther King:

  • Electric Field work will be starting soon with minimal impact to customers on Everton Place and is being coordinated with UCR.
  • Street widening (Public Works) and utility undergrounding work will be start in late spring.
  • Working hours for building construction are from 8:30am to 3:00 pm – Monday through Friday.
  • Part of Iowa will be shut down during those hours with a detour in place intermittently as work continues through June to accommodate the Air Resources Board Building construction.

Start: 10/1/2019

End: 12/31/2019

Ward: Ward 3

What: 4kV – 12kV Voltage Conversions (some pole replacements)

Where: Brockton Arcade: Brockton, Arlington, Yellowstone, Nelson, DeAnza, Glacier

Start: 6/18/2018

End: 3/29/2019

Ward: Ward 5 & 6

What: WMWD Project La Sierra Pipeline Expansion

Where: Arizona at La Sierra – all the way to El Sobrante

Start: 3/1/2017

End: 6/30/2019

Ward: Ward 6

What: Magnolia Techite Pipeline Replacement


  • January 2 – 16, 2019 work will be located at the intersection of Magnolia and Polk Avenues during overnight hours as listed below. The work will require one lane to be closed in north and south bound directions and left turn lanes will be closed.
  • Overnight trench work continues from 8:30pm to 5:30am.
  • Intermittent paving will be performed and customers will be notified as necessary
  • Whole project from Hughes Alley to Park Sierra will continue through Summer of 2019.

Start: 11/5/2018

End: 8/1/2019

Ward: Ward 6

What: WMWD Project Sterling Pump Station

Where: Pierce/Magnolia/Railroad Tracks

Start: 5/7/2018

End: 10/31/2019

Ward: Ward 7

What: Harvey Lynn Substation Expansion Project


  • Block wall removal and reconstruction to expand the substation will require the sidewalk at Schuyler Street across from the La Sierra Library to be closed.
  • Contractor will work from 07:00am to 04:00pm Monday through Friday.

Start: 1/14/2019

End: 9/1/2019