Department of Public Works

  • Electric System Undergrounding Utility District 04-2

    Hill Avenue, Villa Street to North City Limits

    The City has a continuing program to underground all overhead electric systems, specifically communication and power lines. The undergrounding of overhead electric systems improves system reliability, and the aesthetic quality of an area is enhanced by the removal of unsightly utility poles and overhead wires. Although the affected utilities are currently preparing draft plans for the undergrounding system, an established underground utility district is necessary to require the affected property owners to underground their private property facilities. 

    PWP, AT&T, AT&T Solutions, and Charter Communications will be installing new underground facilities in order to maintain their existing services. Utilities will enter into a joint trench agreement with the Department of Water and Power’s contractor, in which all utilities will share in the space and cost of the trench. 
    After the installation of underground infrastructure, cables, trans­formers and other facilities, the affected property owners must install conduits from their property line at the sidewalk to their existing meter or designated service point. The cost of the work ranges from $2,000 to $5,000, in which the City will reimburse each property owner up to $3,000 or the lesser actual cost of the work to underground private power facilities. 

    Removal of poles and overhead wires will take place after all affected property owners complete the underground conversion and connected to the underground system.
    The chart below provides a projected schedule and Staff contact information as it relates to the underground construction of Utility District 04-2.







    Electric System (Main Infrastructure) & Charter Communications – Street Work

    Oct 2013

    Oct 2014


    Cable, Wiring & Transformer Installation – Street Work

    Mar 2015

    Mar 2016

    Jeff Barber, PWP (626)744-6982 jeffbarber@cityofpasadena.net 

    Private Property Underground Infrastructure

    Mar 2015


     Jun 2015

    Jun 2015


     Jan 2016

    Design - Steve Wright, PW   (626)744-4695
    Christine Hernandez, PW (626)744-4303  cehernandez@cityofpasadena.net

    Construction – Richard Thompson, PWP (626)744-7525 richardthompson@cityofpasadena.net 

    Private Property Cable, Wiring, Conversion

    Mar 2016

    Oct 2016

    Richard Thompson, PWP (626)744-7525 richardthompson@cityofpasadena.net 

      Overhead Wire and Pole Removal*

    *Depending on cable, AT&T and private property conversions

    Jan 2017

    Mar 2017

    Jeff Barber, PWP (626)744-6982 jeffbarber@cityofpasadena.net 

    Street Lighting System

      Mar 2017

    May 2017

    Steve Wright, PW (626)744-4695 swright@cityofpasadena.net  

    Christine Hernandez, PW (626)744-4303 cehernandez@cityofpasadena.net 

    Street Resurfacing Project

    May 2017

    Jun 2017

    Steve Wright, PW (626)744-4695 swright@cityofpasadena.net 


    Electric System Underground Utility District 04-2 Hill Avenue Community Meeting February 25, 2015

    Utility District 04-2 Hill Avenue Community Meeting Agenda  

    Utility District 04-2 Hill Avenue Community Meeting Powerpoint Presentation
  • For More Information 

    Please visit Street Lighting and Electric System Undergrounding or you may call the Department of Public Works at (626) 744-7311.

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