An extensive maintenance project on the Orange Line trolley designed to upgrade old equipment will begin Monday, according to officials.
Trolley service will be maintained for the duration of the project, which will be done at night, Sundays through Thursdays from midnight to 4 a.m. Improvements are expected to be complete by summer 2018, according to a statement from SANDAG.
The work will include replacing the 32-year-old catenary assembly, including cantilever arms, brackets, and pulleys, and adjusting the overhead electrical lines that power the trolley, the statement continued.
Crews will work along the Orange Line trolley tracks, beginning from 16th & Commercial streets in downtown San Diego and continuing up through the El Cajon Transit Center located on South Marshall Avenue. Crews will be in each area for approximately four nights, according to the statement.
Some preparatory work may occur at the Spring Street Trolley Station construction staging area beginning at 9 p.m. each night. Residents may notice the presence of crews, work lights, and vehicle safety back-up alarms during construction, officials said.
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