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Learn all about RPU's current projects.

Active Projects

For more information, or help regarding these projects please call (951) 826-5311.


Ward: Citywide

What: Utility Pole Replacements

Where: Various locations throughout the City

  • Replacement of deteriorated wood utility poles and related overhead distribution facilities

Start: 02/2020

End: 05/2020

Ward: Ward 1

What: Streetlight Replacement Project

Where: From 14th St. to Mission Inn Ave., between Market St. and Redwood Dr. Larchwood Pl. is also included.

  • Installing new streetlight fixtures
  • New installations will utilize LED technology for energy efficiency and long service life while maintaining the historical integrity of the existing system.
  • Working hours are from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Start: 02/2020

End: 06/2020

Ward: Ward 4

What: Freeman to Orangecrest Substation - Fiber Installation Project

Where: Orangecrest through Woodcrest Areas

  • Installing new fiber optic cable
  • Removing existing outdated cable
  • New installations will enhance the reliability of the RPU Communications System
  • Working hours are from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Start: 12/2019

End: 03/2020

Ward: Ward 1

What: Mission Inn Booster Station & Pressure Rezoning

Where: Redwood Drive between Mission Inn Avenue and Eleventh Street

  • Construction of new water facility
  • Replacement of old water pipelines and installation of new pipelines
  • These two projects will improve system pressures, fire flow support and provide enhanced water system reliability
  • Working hours for building construction are from 8:00am to 5:00 pm – Monday through Friday.

Start: 10/20/2019

End: 7/31/2020

Ward: Ward 3

What: 4kV – 12kV Voltage Conversions (underground)

Where: Riverside Plaza Area: Central, Magnolia, School Circle, Brockton, Beatty, DeAnza, Sunnyside, Dewey, Merrill, Palm (work in this area is performed overnight from 9:00pm - 5:00am)

Start: 2/19/2019

End: 3/31/2020

Ward: Ward 7

What: Harvey Lynn Substation Expansion Project

Where: 11130 Schuyler Street and intersection with La Sierra Avenue

  • Contractor will work from 7:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday.

Start: 1/2019

End: 6/2020