PG&E Working to Upgrade Electric Transmission Lines in Folsom

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is continuing work on the Missouri Flat to Gold Hill reconductoring project that will upgrade approximately 12.5 miles of electric transmission line and improve service reliability and increase capacity in the area. Starting this week, crews will be working in Folsom to change out over head electrical wires. Work is expected to be complete by mid-February. 

During the next few weeks the work on the electric towers will require traffic control for the safety of the crews and public. Areas where the work will occur include East Bidwell Street at Scholar Way, Empire Ranch Road at Broadstone Parkway and along Scholar Way. Some walking and bike paths in the area will be closed during construction for the safety of the community. Signs will be posted when closures are in affect.

Helicopters will be used intermittently during this time to deliver crews and materials to towers in areas where access is limited. Flying will be weather dependent.

The Missouri Flat Gold Hill transmission line connects the Gold Hill Substation in the City of Folsom, the Clarksville Substation in El Dorado Hills and the Shingle Springs Substation in Shingle Springs. This upgrade work will help to meet increasing electric load demands and replace aging infrastructure in El Dorado County. The entire project is expected to be completed by Summer 2018.

Work will be performed Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with occasional work on Sunday as necessary. In some areas, work will start as early as 6 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. The construction schedule is dependent on safe weather conditions.

Customers nearby the work will receive notification about the work. In some cases, “No Parking” signs may be posted and traffic may be re-routed around the construction crew work areas.