Southern California Edison (SCE) is working in the TRTP right-of-way. SCE has hired multiple contractors to complete the underground construction in multiple locations in order to keep the project on time to meet deadlines to deliver renewable energy. It is anticipated that work will continue through late 2016 / early 2017.
Update: May 18 - 24, 2015
Southern California Edison contractors will begin trenching across Chino Hills Parkway, south of Eucalyptus Avenue, adjacent to Veterans Park starting May 11th as part of the project to underground the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project. Work will be conducted from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Friday. One lane of travel will be maintained in each direction during the trenching. The majority of the work will be occurring in the northbound lanes through June 22nd. Work in the southbound lanes will follow after a curing period (approximately four weeks). Trenching is also underway at Pipeline Avenue.
Construction activities as part of Southern California Edison’s (SCE’s) Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project (TRTP) will include the following:
*Please Note: Schedule is tentative and may change depending on weather and other factors.
A water truck will be on the utility right-of-way to help control fugitive dust. If at any time you have concerns, please call SCE at (877) 795-8787. While dust is a part of construction and cannot be completely eliminated, SCE implements measures to minimize impact and to ensure compliance with dust level requirements. A water truck will be used in the utility right-of-way to minimize such dust.
Eastern Transition Station
Demolition work at the Eastern Transition Station, located between Pipeline Avenue and the Chino Valley Freeway (SR71) is underway. There will be periods of night work at this location in order to reduce construction noise impacts to the Montessori School of Chino Hills.
Horizontal Directional Drilling
Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is a method of installing underground utilities when trenching work is impractical to perform. The 500 kV underground project in Chino Hills will require two HDD sites along the route. Southern California has developed an informational brochure that provides additional information. HDD construction activity is anticipated to begin in November of 2014 and continue through the end of 2015.
Construction hours are:
Chino Hills locations: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Monday – Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday
Chino locations: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday
Tips for Minimizing Construction Impacts
SCE is committed to minimizing any inconvenience and ensuring the safety of both the public and project personnel during this work. In addition to SCE and contractor efforts to minimize the impacts to residents and businesses during construction, here are some simple tips that may help you reduce construction disturbance:
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