Phase 1 Downtown Electrical Improvement Project Kicks-Off

Friday, March 08, 2024

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A public open house meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 to provide an update on the electrical system construction through Downtown Falls City. The meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Southeast Community College Falls City Learning Center, 3200 Bill Schock Boulevard. No formal presentation is planned, and attendees can stop by at their convenience. We encourage all business and property owners within the Phase 1 Project Location to attend.

The Phase 1 Project Location is properties located from Chase Street to Harlan Street and 11th Street to 20th Street.
Construction on the electrical upgrades is tentatively scheduled to begin this spring through fall 2024. The project will convert approximately 14 blocks of the downtown business alley overhead powerlines to an underground system, making the system more resilient to weather events and safer for the public. Watts Electrical Company (Watts) will complete the work.

“We are excited to start working on this important community project,” said Trevor Campbell, Falls City Public Works Director. “These electrical upgrades will provide reliable and resilient electricity for our entire community.”

The age and condition of the existing overhead system in the downtown area is nearing the end of its useful life and no longer provides reliable electricity for the Falls City community. Design for the upgraded electrical system began in 2021, with a meeting held for downtown businesses along the alignment that October. JEO Consulting Group (JEO) and Olsson, Inc. (Olsson) designed the electrical upgrades.
Staff from the City of Falls City, Watts, JEO and Olsson will be available at the open house meeting to answer questions and provide information on the upcoming construction.
For more information, please contact Trevor Campbell at 402-245-2851 or


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