Districts 19-12 and 19-14

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Construction Activities and Impacts 

Construction of the underground utility projects for Underground Utility Assessment Districts 19-12 and 19-14 is anticipated to start late January/February 2020.

It is anticipated that the upcoming construction will have the following phasing:

  • Installation of SCE vaults on Highland Avenue between Rosecrans Avenue and 45th Street. The work will start at 45th Street and move south.
  • Installation of SCE vaults on Ocean Drive between Rosecrans Avenue and 45th Street.  The work will start at Rosecrans Avenue and move north.
  • Installation of all other utility appurtenances, including conduits, hand holes, vents, etc. for both Districts.  The work will start in District 19-14 at Rosecrans Avenue and move north.  After District 19-14 is complete, the work will start in District 19-12 at 41st Street and move north.

The contractor hired by the utility companies (SCE, Frontier and Charter/Spectrum), Hot Line Construction, will be completing the right-of-way portion of the utility undergrounding project. They will be responsible for distributing all notices, including the actual start date of construction and when construction activities will be adjacent to your property. Hot Line Construction’s notices will also provide their contact information for any questions you may have regarding construction activities and for immediate assistance, if needed, throughout this phase of the project.

For any questions about the UUAD project/schedule in general, please email UUAD@citymb.info or call Bianca Cardenas at (310) 802-5357.

Construction Phasing

The District 19-12 and 19-14 undergrounding projects will be completed in four phases, with the entire process taking approximately 24 – 33 months to complete. The timeliness of each phase will depend on factors such as the scale and extent of the rainy season, timeliness of residential conversions, unforeseen conditions during construction, etc. These four phases include:

For additional information, please email UUAD@citymb.info or call Bianca Cardenas at (310) 802-5357.

What You Need to Know

Below are additional, important details regarding the undergrounding projects. Your cooperation and patience will be greatly appreciated as we navigate through this process.

Notifications Prior to construction in your immediate area, the contractor will post a flier on the property regarding the upcoming work.  It will contain information about the time and dates of construction activities, private property access restrictions, and who to contact if you have questions or concerns.  Notices will NOT be given for preconstruction pot-holing unless driveway access is affected.  If you see work begin on your street or near your home, and you would like more specific information about timing and access, please contact the Contractor's onsite foreman directly.  The City does not maintain daily construction schedules.
Disruptions Construction projects cause a number of disruptions.  Between the City-allowed working hours of 7:30 AM and 6:00 PM, you will encounter noise from equipment operations, worker conversations, vehicle traffic, limited street thru access, and some road closures along with other possible disturbances.
Parking and Street Access Please note that once construction begins near your home, you will typically have limited or no access to your driveway/garage intermittently  for a 4-6 week period during the City-allowed working hours.  This duration is due to the number of construction stages occurring (i.e., cutting, digging, installing, backfilling and paving).  On these days, you will be encouraged to make alternative parking arrangements to meet your daily schedule and needs.  Additionally, you may contact the contractor's onsite foreman for specific information, questions or concerns regarding driveway or street access.
Staging Equipment Some large equipment (e.g., back hoes, trucks, pavers) used by the contractor will be parked onsite overnight during construction and may impact your ability to park curbside adjacent to your home.  Port-o-potties, as required by law, will also be made available and maintained at the construction site.  Please do not contact the City and ask that they be moved unless it blocks your property access.  Districts 19-12 and 19-14 is primarily residential, and therefore, port-o-potties must be parked adjacent to homes where construction crews are working.  As the construction moves through your immediate area, such equipment will also move through to the extent practicable.
Private Property Conduit

If your home was built or significantly remodeled (+50%) after 1977, your property may already have private property conduit installed to the front (or street) property line.  If you think this may be the case, BUT  you still have overhead wires connecting utility services to your house, please contact Bianca Cardenas, Senior Engineering Technician at the City, immediately, at (310) 802-5357 and she will walk you through the options available to help confirm the existence and location of that conduit.  If your property already has empty conduit installed and you reach out to her PRIOR to the  public right-of-way construction on your block, this action could potentially result in some cost savings to you during the Phase 2 conversion portion of the project.

If your home was built before 1977 and has not been significantly remodeled (in which case placement of underground conduit was not required), you do not need to contact Bianca at this time unless you believe empty conduit was voluntarily installed.  You will be notified during Phase 2 to install conduit late this year.

If the wires to your property are already undergrounded to the nearest utility pole, please contact us to confirm this so that the City can ensure that you are connected to the underground system being installed by the utilities.  You may email us this information to UUAD@citymb.info.  Please include your name, property address, the APN and a statement confirming that your are undergrounded to the nearest utility pole and have no overhead wires.  As an example, your email may be as simple as:

APN: 4175-001-875
John and Jane Doe
220 Main Street
There are no overhead lines to our house.

For any questions about the UUAD project/schedule in general, please email UUAD@citymb.info or call Bianca Cardenas at (310) 802-5357.

Assessment of Districts 19-12 and 19-14

On October 1, 2019, the City Council approved the levy of an assessment to pay for the undergrounding of overhead utilities in Underground Utility Assessment Districts No. 19-12 and 19-14. Of the ballots returned by the property owners, 62.27% and 64.19% (by weighted assessment) were in favor of forming District 19-12 and District 19-14, respectively, in order to facilitate the financing of the underground projects. The Final Engineer’s Reports for District 19-12 (PDF) and District 19-14 (PDF) were filed at Public Works Department upon formation of both Districts.

Design Plans

The design plans are available below for review. A  Map Legend (PDF) with associated definitions for the color coding included on the design plans are provided for reference.

  • District 19-12 NE (PDF) – The northeast quadrant of District 19-12, which is near Highland Avenue between 45th Street and 43rd Street.
  • District 19-12 NW (PDF) – The northwest quadrant of District 19-12, which is near The Strand between 45th Street and 43rd Street.
  • District 19-12 SE (PDF) – The southeast quadrant of District 19-12, which is near Highland Avenue between Seaview Street and 41st Street.
  • District 19-12 SW (PDF) – The southwest quadrant of District 19-12, which is near The Strand between Seaview Street and 41st Street.
  • District 19-14 NE (PDF) – The northeast quadrant of District 19-14, which is near Highland Avenue between 41st Street and El Porto Street.
  • District 19-14 NW (PDF) – The northwest quadrant of District 19-14, which is near The Strand between 41st Street and El Porto Street.
  • District 19-14 SE (PDF) – The southeast quadrant of District 19-14, which is near Highland Ave. between 39th Street and Rosecrans Avenue.
  • District 19-14 SW (PDF) – The southwest quadrant of District 19-14, which is near The Strand between 39th Street and Rosecrans Avenue.

For additional information, please email UUAD@citymb.info or call Bianca Cardenas at (310) 802-5357.

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