The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Power Enterprise is building a high voltage transmission and distribution system in the Southeast portion of the City. It is intended to serve existing and future customers with large power needs. There are three portions currently in design and construction. The contracts are Design-Build (DB) in which SFPUC staff create the fundamental design and the contractor completes the design and builds the project. Construction begins Fall 2020 and continues through Summer 2022.
- DB-129.1 -- Terry Francois Boulevard and Illinois Street Water and Power System Improvements -- Warriors Way to Mission Rock Street -- extends the underground electrical duct banks and vaults south along Illinois Street from 23rd Street to the northern limits of the existing Islais Creek, as well as north along Terry A. Francois Boulevard to Mission Rock Street. In addition, DB-129.1 is building an extension of the Auxiliary Water Service System (AWSS) a high-pressure pipeline for firefighting along Terry Francois Boulevard between Warriors Way and Mission Rock Street.
- DB-129.2 -- Illinois & Marin Streets to Davidson Avenue -- Power System Improvements -- extends the underground electrical duct banks and vaults south of the existing Islais Creek, along parts of 3rd Street, Arthur Avenue, Cargo Way, Davidson Avenue, Evans Avenue, Quint Street and Rankin Street.
- DB-130 -- 1535 Davidson Avenue -- Power Distribution System -- builds a new electrical substation at 1535 Davidson Avenue. In addition, the contractor for this project will pull the wire for DB-129.1 and DB129.2, starting at Mission Rock Street and Terry Francois Boulevard and continuing to the new substation.
What to expect during construction
Equipment and materials will be temporarily located in your neighborhood during construction (mostly on side streets). Once construction is completed, material and equipment will be removed within 1 to 2 weeks.
Parking will be restricted during construction hours. We apologize for this inconvenience and assure you parking will be restored as soon as possible. Please see posted barricade signs for exact work days, hours, locations, as they may vary depending on construction task.
The asphalt paving applied daily is temporary and designed to provide a safe road surface during construction. Final paving will occur after pipeline work is completed. It may take up to 30 days or longer before final paving is complete.
Work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We will provide traffic control, but residents may experience delays up to ten minutes when entering and leaving the work area. If you have special needs, please call us and we will make every effort to accommodate you.
Final construction activities
Crews will perform final paving after work is completed. Once completed, crews will remove equipment, clean up the site and perform a final inspection of the site.