SDG&E will wrap up the majority of street construction in a multi-million dollar project in La Jolla in the next two weeks. The local utility company began replacing a 2.5 mile segment of aging underground electric cable system in early June. The cable system, which is 40 years old, is one of the oldest in the city.
Over the summer, SDG&E workers trenched and replaced cable up Eads Avenue to Rushville Street, then from Rushville to Fay Avenue. Next workers moved up Nautilus Street onto La Jolla Scenic Drive to an existing overhead transmission pole atop Mount Soledad (near the intersection of La Jolla Scenic Drive and Soledad Park Road.)
In November, SDG&E will began pulling the wire. And by the beginning of 2013, landscape improvements around the substation on Pearl Street and Eads Avenue will begin, it said.
SDG&E last publicly stated the project would cost $15 million to $18 million.