It isn't your imagination: Getting from Point A to Point B in Laguna Niguel is taking a little bit longer this summer, especially around Camino Del Avion and Golden Lantern Street.
In May, SDG&E crews started major work that will continue until November, making it tough getting around the local and new , as well as
But things are slowing down, according to Duane Cave, governmental affairs director with SDG&E.
"We have completed most of the trench work on Golden Lantern and have completed most of the trench work on Bear Brand Park Road. Bear Brand Park road was scheduled during summer break for St. Anne’s so traffic would not be affected as much as it would had school been in session," he told Patch.
Camino Del Avion is the section currently being worked on, and it will be a little tight because of the width of the street, he added.
The work in this area is part of SDG&E’s $20-million undergrounding/reliability project. The project will underground the overhead transmission lines that currently run from the substation at up the canyon and then over to Golden Lantern, Cave said.
"We are undergrounding these line because the overhead lines that currently run through the canyons above Bear Brand Park have had stability problems due to erosion caused by rain over the years. By placing these lines underground, we will solve this issue and improve the reliability of our system," . "We hope our local residents are patient while we trench along Golden Lantern and Camino Del Avion, we hope to have all trenching work completed within about four months."
Other areas of the city under construction include Alicia Parkway near Avila, and Camino Del Avion and Niguel Road.
Be sure to have plenty of water on hand and count to 10 while waiting in traffic. Or, maybe even 100.