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PG&E conducting transmission maintenance work across the Central Coast

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Posted at 7:07 AM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 10:07:02-04

PG&E is conducting transmission tower maintenance work, included with helicopter operations for the next month.

Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 13, in the vicinity of Atascadero Road in Morro Bay, moving west along PG&E's transmission tower line near CA Highway 41. Once that is complete they will then turn south along a second transmission line that runs east of the residential subdivision near Hillcrest Drive and Radcliffe Avenue in Morro Bay; continuing south in proximity to CA Highway 1, including near South Bay Boulevard in Los Osos, ending near Benjamino Way in San Luis Obispo on or before Monday, May 25. Work will be conducted between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

PG&E officials say no electric service interruption to customers is expected; however, if there's any change customers affected will be notified.

Customers within a two-mile radius of the work zone are being notified by mail and automated telephone messages about the potential for helicopter and/or construction noise.

The California Highway Patrol will assist with traffic control in the area of Highway 1 and South Bay Boulevard in Los Osos during a portion of the project.

PG&E says this is essential maintenance to reinforce several transmission tower structures, including adding foundation reinforcements and steel bracing on tower legs. Also, optical ground wire requires replacement in order to maintain communication networks used by PG&E and approved competitive local exchange carriers.