Bay Point Utility Undergrounding Project

Project Information

Project Number: 0676-6P1017
Project Description:

Approximately ten years ago, County staff worked with the community of Bay Point to develop the Bailey Road Bike and Pedestrian Plan, with the goal of creating an aesthetic, safe, and transit-oriented town center for Bay Point. An initial component of the Bailey Road Bike and Pedestrian Plan is the undergrounding of existing overhead utilities.

The Bay Point Utility Undergrounding Project (Underground Utility District No. 31, Bay Point area) is one of the first steps towards creating a more aesthetic downtown by relocating existing overhead electrical and communication lines to an underground trench. The California Public Utilities Commission provides a program called "Rule-20A" that governs the funding of utility undergrounding for community core areas such as along arterials or in downtown areas. 

The Underground Utility District was formed by a unanimous vote by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on September 10, 2013. PG&E has selected Underground Construction Company to perform the work and construction started in September 2019. The current estimated date of completion for the project is December 2020. For questions regarding the construction of the project please call Eric Sanders, Contra Costa County Senior Construction Inspector, at (925) 595-5992 or Kristen Silva of PG&E at (925) 586-4417.

Project Limits: Bailey Road from the State Route 4 westbound onramp north to Willow Pass Road, then along Willow Pass Road from Bailey Road to the Pittsburg City limits.
Supervisory District: Number 5
Funding Sources: Rule 20A Funds, Navy Mitigation Funds
Construction Date: September 2019 through December 2020Bay Point Utility Undergrounding District Boundary (JPG)

Anticipated schedule of work:

Phase of work
Dates of work
Service lines and panel conversions to individual homes and businesses
Underway - anticipated completion  Fall 2019 pending property owner authorization
Street trench excavationUnderway - anticipated completion February 2020
Pull electrical cablesAnticipated January-March 2020
Energize power in segmentsAnticipated Spring 2020
Pull cable TV and telephone cableAnticipated Spring/Summer 2020
Wreck out (remove) utility polesAnticipated Summer/Fall 2020
Project closeoutAnticipated December 2020
Schedule of work table - subject to change

Project Links

Letter to Property Owners (PDF)
Letter to Property Owners (Spanish) (PDF)
Utility Undergrounding Program brochure (PDF)
Utility Undergrounding Program brochure (Spanish) (PDF)
Permission to Enter Form (Example) (PDF)
Bay Point - Bailey Road Undergrounding Map (PDF)