DEC. 12th, 2013 at 1:30PM
The dust has settled, the trenches are closed, power services are underground, and the tops of utility poles are coming down. It’s time for a well-earned MILESTONE CELEBRATION marking the successful work of “UNDERGROUNDING—PHASE 1”
WHEN: Thursday, December 12, 1:30PM-2:00PM, Rain or Shine (downpour does cancel)
WHERE: In St Helena on Mills Lane (east of Highway 29, just north of the Grayson intersection)
WHO: Representatives from the cooperative team – Napa County, City of St Helena, PG&E, Underground Construction, AT&T, Comcast. Open to the public.
(Boots & jeans recommended, plus umbrellas if needed.)
THE MILESTONE: Watch live as the crews top the project’s very last power pole. Take a close-up look at an already-“topped” utility pole. Plus hear from project leaders what’s ahead in 2014 and beyond
PARKING: Plenty of grass/roadside parking along Mills Lane
CONSIDER COMING EARLY FOR LUNCH! The Access St Helena team invites you to show your appreciation to the local restaurants whose patrons braved the cone zone during Phase 1 Undergrounding. Extend your thanks by planning your lunch (before or after) with
• Cindy Pawlcyn’s Wood Grill: 707-963-0700 (641 Main St, St Helena)
• Farmstead Restaurant: 707-963-9181 (738 Main St at Charter Oak East, St Helena)
• Golden Harvest Chinese: (61 Main St, St Helena)
• Azteca Market Grocery & Taqueria (789 Main St, St Helena)
Congrats to Underground Construction for over 330 days (100%) of safety on this project!
NEED MORE INFO? For maps, routes and frequent updates, see the Access St. Helena Facebook page or visit www.AccessStHelena.org website. For further questions, contact Public Liaison Shannon Kuleto at Shannon@AccessStHelena.org.
ABOUT ACCESS ST. HELENA
Access St. Helena is a community outreach group bringing you information about highway improvement projects along Hwy 29, the main north-south transportation route leading into the city of St. Helena, from Mee Lane (south of the city) to Charter Oak Avenue (in the city).
First, PG&E will build a trench, place the overhead utility and services lines underground, and remove the utility poles along the highway.
Caltrans will follow with a project that will provide vastly improved access into St. Helena, a continuous two-way left turn lane, and an overall safer highway for residents, visitors and bicyclists, with standard-width shoulders and a bicycle ‘fly around’ at the Whitehall Lane railroad crossing.
During the work, all of Napa Valley is open for business, and the contractors are committed to keeping both lanes open whenever possible during construction. You will find information on traffic impact here. In an unprecedented effort, private and public entities and the utilities are working together in a coordinated effort to mitigate the short-term impacts of construction.
The two projects together will bring us all a safer and more beautiful Napa Valley.