About The Project
The City partnered with local utility companies Southern California Edison, Spectrum, and Crown Castle to improve Thousand Oaks Boulevard by removing approximately 1.5 miles of overhead electrical wires and 53 electrical poles, from Duesenberg Drive to Westlake High School at Via Merida.
The project was primarily funded by Redevelopment Agency bond proceeds, along with a contribution from the General Fund. Stantec, Encompass Consultant Group, Circlepoint, and Richard Campbell provided design and construction support services on the project. Construction of the new underground system was performed by Northwest Excavating.
Phase 3, which will complete the final sidewalk restoration activities along the Boulevard, is currently under way. This final phase of the project is anticipated to be completed by the end of Summer 2017.
The City's Division Manager of Capital Projects Nader Heydari discussed the Thousand Oaks Boulevard Undergrounding Project on the latest edition of Talk of the Town.
Project Area Map
Project BenefitsIncreased safety
Improved pedestrian and ADA access
Limit future tree topping
Provides room for Westlake High School future stadium expansion
- Periodic lane closures during construction along Thousand Oaks Boulevard.
- Nearly all utility boxes, switches, and transformers will be placed underground.
- Residents and businesses nearby will be notified of construction activity or closures in advance.
- Portions of the work will be completed at night, to minimize traffic impacts.
Here you can find relevant, up-to-date information to stay informed about the Thousand Oaks Blvd Undergrounding project. Media representatives should also feel free to utilize any of the information found in this toolkit.
- Project Fact Sheet
- Before and After Exhibit
- Construction Pictures
- Press Release [PDF]
- Brochure [PDF]
- Project Map [PDF]