Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is replacing 34 power poles and their hardware on the 7th Standard-Kern electric transmission line to improve electric safety and reliability in Kern County. Work is set to begin next week and scheduled to be complete in early November.
The project will take place on Coffee Road, between Norris Road and Rosedale Highway, ending at PG&E’s Kern Power Plant electric substation (corner of Rosedale Highway and Coffee Road). Below is an image showing the project path in red.
Due to the size of the project and it is taking place on a main thoroughfare, customer notification letters were sent last month to anyone within a 1-mile radius of the project from Coffee Road and an automated phone/text message (depending on the customer’s preferred method of communication) will go out as a reminder.
Traffic controls will be in place as lane closures will be required to complete the work.
Weather and other factors that affect safe working conditions may change our schedule. Construction will take place overnight with some work occurring during the weekends to minimize impacts to local businesses.
We appreciate the patience and cooperation of customers in the area as it works to improve the electric system serving the region.