HERCULES, Calif. – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is embarking on a four week reliability project to upgrade aging street light wood poles and fixtures in various locations throughout the City of Hercules. This work is part of a broader Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reliability project to upgrade aging street light wood poles and fixtures in various locations throughout Contra Costa and Alameda counties.
Beginning in May, PG&E will replace approximately 400 existing wood pole street lights in Hercules with new, longer-lasting aluminum poles. The new street lights will help improve safety and reliability, while also ensuring that all street lights in a given neighborhood will have the same design.
“This project is designed to improve street light reliability, while also ensuring a consistent look,” said John Sofranac, manager of street and outdoor lighting for PG&E. “Previously, street lights were replaced one at a time when they needed service or removal, resulting in some neighborhoods having different fixture or pole designs on the same street. Through this effort, PG&E will offer our customers aesthetically pleasing and longer lasting street light replacement options.”
The initial installations are scheduled to take place in the Country Run, The Flowers, The Trees and portion of the Birds subdivisions beginning on May 7th and are anticipated to take four weeks. Customers who live adjacent to poles that are scheduled to be replaced will be notified in advance of the work. Crews will work Monday through Friday during the hours of 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
“The City of Hercules is pleased that PG&E is taking a proactive approach to upgrading existing street light fixtures and poles in our neighborhoods,” said Hercules City Manager Steve Duran. “Our staff continues to collaborate with PG&E to provide Hercules residents with safe and reliable lighting options.”
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