The city will allocate $45,000 of its redevelopment agency funds to place underground utility lines on a portion of Central Avenue.
After a public hearing, City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday to establish an underground utility district along the north side of Central between Highland Avenue and Buena Vista Street.
The project will include removal of existing utility poles and burial of high-tension wires providing electricity and phone service to property owners and to Duarte High and Northview Intermediate schools along Central Avenue. The estimate also includes placement of 11 new light standards along the avenue.
In addition to the redevelopment funds, Southern California Edison will pay $500,000 and General Telephone will contribute $100,000 for the project. Property owners will not be charged.
Work is expected to begin in late 1993 and be completed by January, 1994.