City Planning with Underground Utility Lines

The City of San Diego is currently working on a project called the Utility Underground Program, with which it plans to relocate 15 miles of utility lines underground each year. The goal is to create safer, more reliable underground lines that make the city more aesthetically appealing, too!

San Diego has been moving its lines underground since 1970, and it is estimated that it will take over 50 more years for the entire city, including residential areas, to be complete.

The process for completing underground construction is complicated, and ground penetrating radar proves a very useful tool. The benefits can be great, and if there are any problems, a line locator can do the job.

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