Market Hall has a temporary new inhabitant. PG&E’s contracted construction crews from Pacheco Utility Line Builders have set up shop in the – almost – vacant lot while the company replaces streetlights around the city.
The crews and clunky machinery will be there for about a month, possibly longer. The city granted a 30-day temporary use permit to Pacheco Utility Line Builders.
PG&E took on a $1.2 million project to replace wooden streetlights in the Flowers, Trees, Country Run and Birds areas. The fixtures are being replaced to reduce the risk of poll failure and maintenance and also to brighten up city streets.
Construction started this month and lights on Country Run are just about done. The next neighborhood to see construction will be the Flowers, then the Trees and, finally, the Birds.
"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," a PG&E news release said.