The scope of the project

At PG&E, our top priority is to provide you with safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy. As part of our continued commitment to ensure reliability and safety, we are upgrading approximately 12.5 miles of the Missouri Flat-Gold Hill 115 Kilovolt (kV) transmission line. The project involves replacing steel poles and the conductors from Shingle Springs to Folsom.

The project will start with upgrading seven miles of conductor and wood poles on the Gold Hill #1 60 kV transmission line. Once completed, the Gold Hill #1 will provide support while crews upgrade the Missouri Flat-Gold Hill transmission line.

These upgrades will improve service reliability, increase capacity to meet peak summer and increasing load demands, and replace aging infrastructure. Construction began late summer 2016 and will conclude late summer 2018.

map showing the location of the reconductoring

What to expect during construction

Our crews and trucks

You may see our crews and contractors working on transmission towers and overhead electric lines in your neighborhood. Large equipment such as cranes (and occasionally helicopters) will be used. Construction will typically occur during business hours, but our schedule may change due to weather and other factors. All personnel are required to carry valid photo identification and are happy to provide it upon request. We will continue to keep you updated about the work in your neighborhood by letter, phone, and/or in person.


To ensure the safety of crew members and the general public, vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be routed around the work area. If necessary, we will post No Parking signs at least 72 hours in advance of the work and route traffic around work areas. Driveway access may be affected, but crews can provide access within a few minutes of a request. Please plan for minor delays if crews are working outside your home or business. Public space such as roads, parks, or trails scheduled to be impacted by the construction will be closed for public safety and signs will be posted prior to closure and during our work.

Your electric service

To ensure the safety of our customers, the public and our employees, a temporary service interruption may be necessary during this time. If so, we will send a separate letter in advance to provide you with the details and schedule of the interruption in service.

Your local contact if you have questions

If you have any questions or concerns, email or call your local customer outreach specialist at 1-916-472-2359. Thank you for your cooperation while we work to improve service reliability and safety in your community.

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