Commercial Undergrounding

Working withe Duke Energy, the City will bury power lines in three separate locations.

West Washington Undergrounding Phase II

Power and communication lines will be buried and new streetlights and decorative pedestrian lights will be added. A new mast arm traffic signal system will also be installed at the intersection of W. Washington Street and W. Broad Street. The project area includes the following locations:

  • W. Washington Street, from S. Hudson Street to S. Academy Street
  • W. Broad Street, from W. Washington Street to W. McBee Avenue
  • W. McBee Avenue, from S. Academy Street to W. Broad Street

August 2019 Update: Project is 99% complete

Unity Park Undergrounding Phase I

Power and communication lines will be buried along Welborn Street and along S. Hudson Street, from Gibbs Street to the Reedy River. The ultimate goal is to bury all existing overhead utilities within and along the perimeter of Unity Park. This includes S. Hudson Street, Mulberry Street and W. Washington Street, from S. Hudson Street to Trescott Street.

Timeline: Construction is expected to begin in late Fall of 2019.
August 2019 Update: Project design underway. Utilities conflicts required additional design work.

Williams Street Commercial Services Undergrounding

  • Project is awarded to Infinity Contractors
  • Legal Contract is currently being processed
  • Expected construction start date in late August 2019