Utility Undergrounding

The City of Laguna Beach is supportive of utility undergrounding projects because they provide safety, reliability, and aesthetic benefits to the community.  The City coordinates with residents and utility providers to create and administer the projects.  The planning, designing, and implementing utility undergrounding projects can last four to six years.  The following projects are in different phases of implementation and have funding mechanisms such as resident funded (assessment district), City funded, and utility funded (Rule 20A). 

For questions about assessment district bonds, current assessment balances, and assessment payoffs, please contact the City Treasurer, Laura Parisi, CPA, CCMT at (949) 497-0327 or lparisi@lagunabeachcity.net.


Woods CoveWoods Cove

AD 2014-2 is a proposed utility undergrounding assessment district. The district was petitioned in 2014 for portions of the Woods Cove neighborhood for the purpose of removing all utility poles and placing existing, overhead utilities underground. Currently, the project is in the Design Phase.r


1Utility_undergrounding_buttonLaguna Canyon Road

The City of Laguna Beach, in cooperation with the Caltrans District 12, is proposing to construct improvements along the State Route 133 (SR-133) corridor extending approximately 2.5 miles from Canyon Acres Drive. The proposed improvements to LCR within the Project limits generally consist of bicycle lanes, pedestrian pathways/sidewalks, improved access to transit facilities, improved shoulders, undergrounding of the SCE transmission and distribution lines outside the travel way, and the introduction of signalized intersections at select locations and cross streets. 


2019-1 boundaryCoast Highway (Agate Street – Arch Street)

UD 2019-1 is funded with Southern California Edison (SCE) Rule 20A credits and will be designed and constructed by SCE. The underground utility district was established in 2019 for Coast Highway from approximately Agate Street to Arch Street for the purpose of removing all utility poles and placing existing, overhead utilities underground.


2020-1 Boundary MapCoast Highway (Cajon Street – Agate Street)

UD 2020-1 is funded with Southern California Edison (SCE) Rule 20A credits and will be designed and constructed by SCE. The underground utility district was established in 2020 for Coast Highway from approximately Cajon Street to Agate Street for the purpose of removing all utility poles and placing existing, overhead utilities underground. SCE is currently in the Design Phase. 


BluebirdBluebird Canyon Drive

UD 2020-2 is funded with Southern California Edison (SCE) Rule 20A credits and will be designed and constructed by SCE. The underground utility district was established in 2020 for Bluebird Canyon Drive from approximately Cress Street to Saling Way for the purpose of removing all utility poles and placing existing, overhead utilities underground. SCE is currently in the Design Phase.


Diamond St AD 2013-2 Boundary Map 4-1-21 (002)Diamond Street

AD 2013-2 is a proposed utility undergrounding assessment district.  The district was petitioned in 2013 for portions of Diamond Street and Crestview Drive for the purpose removing all utility poles and placing existing, overhead utilities underground.  Currently, the project is in the Bidding Phase. 


Park Ave Underground District Map 20210512Park Avenue

UD 2021-2 is funded by the City to underground the utility poles and overhead utilities as identified in the approved Wildfire Mitigation and Fire Safety Report. The boundary of the proposed district is for a portion of Park Avenue between Wendt Terrace and a point approximately 500 feet easterly of St. Ann's Drive. The project is currently in the Design Phase.


West StWest Street

AD 2021-1 is a proposed utility undergrounding assessment district to underground the existing overhead utilities at West Street and portions of the surrounding neighborhood.  Currently, the project is in the Design Phase. 

 


Diamond St AD 2013-2 Boundary Map 4-1-21 (002)Fairview/La Brea

AD 2021-3 is a proposed utility undergrounding assessment district.  The district was petitioned in 2021 for portions of Fairview Street and La Brea Street for the purpose removing all utility poles and placing existing, overhead utilities underground.  Currently, the project is in the Design Phase. 


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