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Shoppers Lane Underground Expansion Project to Begin on Monday, May 16

Published on Sunday, May 8, 2022 | 6:00 am

Pasadena Water and Power will be installing underground conduits and vaults along Shoppers Lane in Pasadena starting Monday, May 16, with work beginning south of Cordova Street and ending at San Pasqual Street. The construction is expected to last three to four months. 

Shoppers Lane and access to parking lots and parking spaces in the area will remain open throughout the construction period, a PWP announcement said. 

PWP Interim General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger said the project – officially called the Shoppers Lane Underground Expansion project – is part of the City’s effort to increase electric reliability and capacity in Pasadena. 

“The new underground infrastructure and increased power capacity will allow for the future installation of new electric vehicle chargers along Shoppers Lane,” Kightlinger said. “This is an expansion of the current infrastructure, and is made possible by improvements made along Del Mar Blvd. earlier this year.”

Since construction will involve trenching, some planned lane closures may be required inside the surface parking lots along Shoppers Lane. 

To minimize impacts on residents and businesses in the area, PWP said they will take steps to keep inconveniences to a minimum. All lane closures will be clearly marked with traffic cones and signage, to assist in guiding vehicle traffic. 

Work will occur in approximately 100-150 foot sections, PWP added. Visitors to the area are advised to observe and adhere to posted no-parking zones, construction signs, and flagmen. 

Construction times will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, although PWP would be looking for alternate work hours when necessary. 

PWP said civil construction work will be completed by a contractor, and electrical construction will be completed by PWP crews.

For more information and regular updates on the project, visit

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