Commercial Undergrounding

Working withe Duke Energy, the City will bury power lines in three separate locations in the spring of 2019.

West Washington Undergrounding Phase II

Power and communication lines will be buried and new streetlights and decorative pedestrian lights will be added. A new mast arm traffic signal system will also be installed at the intersection of W. Washington Street and W. Broad Street. The project area includes the following locations:


  • W. Washington Street, from S. Hudson Street to S. Academy Street
  • W. Broad Street, from W. Washington Street to W. McBee Avenue
  • W. McBee Avenue, from S. Academy Street to W. Broad Street

May 2019 Update: Project is 99% complete


Unity Park Undergrounding Phase I

Power and communication lines will be buried along Welborn Street and along S. Hudson Street, from Gibbs Street to the Reedy River. The ultimate goal is to bury all existing overhead utilities within and along the perimeter of Unity Park. This includes S. Hudson Street, Mulberry Street and W. Washington Street, from S. Hudson Street to Trescott Street.

May 2019 Update: Project is currently in the design stage. Construction expected to begin September 2019


Williams Street Commercial Services Undergrounding

Power and communication lines across Williams Street (in front of 117 Williams Street) will be buried.


Timeline: Construction is expected to begin in March 2019.