PG&E begins five-month project in Danville


Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) began a five-month reliability project on Wednesday that will upgrade aging wooden streetlights and fixtures in various locations throughout Contra Costa and Alameda counties.

Over the course of the project, which began in Danville, PG&E will replace approximately 1,000 existing wood pole streetlights with new, longer-lasting aluminum poles. The new streetlights will help improve safety and reliability as well as ensure that all streetlights in a neighborhood will have the same design.

"Previously, streetlights were replaced one at a time when they needed service or removal, resulting in some neighborhoods having different fixture or pole designs on the same street," said John Sofranac, manager of street and outdoor lighting for PG&E. "Through this effort, PG&E will offer our customers aesthetically pleasing and longer lasting streetlight replacement options."

Initial installations took place in the Crow Canyon Country Club subdivision on Wednesday and are anticipated to take two to three weeks. The remainder of the installations throughout the two counties will continue through the end of December between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.

"The Town of Danville applauds PG&E for taking a proactive approach to upgrading existing street light fixtures and poles in our neighborhoods," said Steve Lake, Danville's city engineer and development services director. "We continue to collaborate with PG&E to provide Danville residents with safe and reliable lighting options."


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Posted by Harald A. Bailey
a resident of another community
on Aug 18, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Dear Jessica,

Would you do our corridor a service, please?

For communities without street lights there is a federal grant program that supports their installation when coupled with underground utilities conversion. Is it possible you can contact the PG&E PR person that provided you this release and ask about details of such a program for our county areas? Or maybe ask Congressman Miller?

It would be an exceptional service and newsworthy as all of us become more concerned about "what goes bump in the night."

Thank you,


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Posted by Jasmine
a resident of Danville
on Aug 19, 2011 at 8:42 am

How about street lights on Willow Drive!

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Posted by 20 yr valley resident
a resident of Danville
on Aug 19, 2011 at 9:26 am

How about Gil Blas!!

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Posted by Duffy
a resident of Danville
on Aug 19, 2011 at 9:58 am

Jessica -

To use the words, "safe", "reliable", and PG&E in the same sentence may be the perfect oxymoron!

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Posted by miSFit
a resident of Danville
on Aug 19, 2011 at 10:11 am

Be careful what you ask for...Yours may be the house they put the new street light in front of! Say good bye to a deep, restful nights sleep and hello to the noise of the neighborhood kids.

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Posted by collins
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Aug 22, 2011 at 12:44 pm

I am thrilled that the area in which I live has no streetlights. It is designated rural, and also has no sidewalks and curbs. I have lived here for about 25 years. Prior to living here, I have had streetlights shining in my windows in other homes. We are fortunate to live in a town that gives us the choice of whether we want streetlights, or not.

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Posted by Karla
a resident of Danville
on Aug 24, 2011 at 12:13 pm

PLEASE don't put lighs on our street - it's so peaceful and magical under a full moon - a delight to see.

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