Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) will begin construction on the Bay Point Utility Undergrounding Project. The work consists of undergrounding utility lines along Bailey Road from State Route 4 north to Willow Pass Road then east along Willow Pass Road to the Pittsburg City Limit just east of Crivello Avenue. This project will provide residents of Bay Point with a more aesthetic travel corridor, remove several obstructions along the sidewalk, and provide a more dependable utility infrastructure than the existing overhead lines. Contra Costa County is also installing six additional streetlights to improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists.
Construction will begin on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, with completion in December 2020, barring unforeseen circumstances. Drivers can expect delays during construction. Work may take place between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm with restrictions to minimize impacts during commute hours. There may be night and weekend work scheduled during electrical system cut-overs to minimize disruption to local residents and businesses.
Funding for Contra Costa County’s portion of this project is provided by gas tax revenues and Navy Mitigation funds, and the remainder is funded by PG&E Rule 20A funds, Comcast, and AT&T.