Lincoln City: City Council approves undergrounding utility lines on BOTH sides of 101 at D-River Wayside
The Lincoln City City Council, acting as the town’s urban renewal agency, today voted to move ahead on undergrounding power and other utility lines along Highway 101 at the D-River Wayside. But instead of just the west side of the highway, they included the east side as well – choosing to spend another $352,000 in urban renewal money to wrap it all up.. Quite the beautification move. Mayor Dick Anderson said the project is important because the D-River Wayside area is the first glimpse of the ocean by motorists entering Lincoln City, and that it’s important that the view be unobstructed.
Urban Renewal Director Kurt Olsen says construction on the undergrounding, which includes burrowing under the D-River, will begin in late November with completion of the entire project on BOTH sides of 101 by April of next year. The last thing that will take place is the removal of the old poles and wires.
During some periods of construction there may be some localized power and cable tv/internet interruptions in service, but Olsen says it won’t be any longer than a couple of hours at the most.