Portion of 5th St in Downtown Redlands to be Closed for Edison Vault Retrofit

The work is expected to begin Wednesday Sept. 26 or Thursday Sept. 27, an Edison spokesman said in a phone interview.

Update 4:04 p.m. Edison crews plan to visit the project site on 5th Street Tuesday Sept. 25, Edison spokesman Paul Klein said in a phone interview.

The crews expect to begin work Wednesday Sept. 26 or Thursday Sept. 27, Klein said.

Klein said 5th Street is expected to remain open at all times, but there will be traffic controls in place.

Edison crews will be working 12-hour shifts, 24 hours a day, in order to complete the project as soon as possible, Klein said.

There is no expected date of completion, Klein said.

Posted 3:04 p.m. A portion of 5th Street in downtown Redlands will be closed through the end of October for maintenance and retrofit of a Southern California Edison underground vault and equipment, a city spokesman announced Monday.

The closure is expected to begin Tuesday Sept. 25, Redlands spokesman Carl Baker said.

An Edison representative was not immediately available to comment.

The work is expected to last through the end of October, Baker said.
"The work will affect parking and the east sidewalk along Fifth Street between Redlands Boulevard and State Street," Baker said. "One traffic lane will stay open to allow southbound vehicles along the affected section."

The municipal parking lot  on Redlands Boulevard between 5th and 6th streets will remain open during the entire project, Baker said. Pedestrian access to Ed Hales Park will remain open from the north and south sides of the park.

Work will be halted for Thursday Market Nights, Baker said.

"The underground vault connects to a critical system which provides power to the surrounding downtown area," Baker said.

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