Peter Gleichenhaus, Public Works Director
TAKE DOWN OF LAST UTILITY
POLE AT WESTLAKE MARKS COMPLETION OF UNDERGROUND
City – This Thursday, May 29th, the last
utility pole on Westlake Avenue between Niantic
Avenue to Mission Street will be taken down,
thanks to the active participation and cooperation
of the residents in 87 homes in this Daly City
Starting at 10 a.m., a brief ceremony will be
held adjacent to 432 Westlake Avenue, to officially
mark the completion of the city project that
eliminated 20 utility poles within the five-block
area, in favor of the safer, more reliable and
aesthetically pleasing underground cabling.
In a joint agreement with Pacific Gas &
Electric, SBC, Comcast and RCN, Daly City embarked
on the underground utility project on Westlake
Avenue in November 2000.
The utility companies funded about 70% of the
project’s $1 million price tag. Daly City
paid approximately $100,000 for installing new
streetlights and for oversight services. The
87 homeowners paid for the service conversions
on their respective properties.
Westlake Avenue is a main thoroughfare between
Junipero Serra Boulevard and Mission Street.
Daly City had upgraded the water system in this
area before repaving the street. In addition
to utility connection upgrades, the affected
homes will also have more expansive ocean views.
“This neighborhood beautification project
caused numerous inconveniences for the residents
in the area. It surely couldn’t have been
completed without their support, patience and
participation. We commend them,” commented
Daly City Mayor Adrienne Tissier.
For additional information about this project,
contact (650) 991-8038.