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SCE's Downtown Culver City Electrical Upgrade Project

Latest project updates (10/16/17):

Throughout the week of October 16, SCE will be doing work in Town Plaza and along Culver Boulevard. Pedestrian access through the Plaza will still be possible. There will be some temporary lane closures along Culver Boulevard.

There will be a planned residential power outage of approximately one hour in the early morning hours of Friday October 20, sometime between 1:00 a.m and 4:00 a.m. The location is the vicinity of Van Buren Place near the Culver City Unified School District Administrative Offices. SCE has sent notices to customers who will be affected.

As previously announced, there will be a scheduled outage in the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 24 (from 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.) for some businesses in the vicinity of the Town Plaza area. SCE will be contacting individual customers that will be affected. The purpose of this outage is to remove temporary power lines.


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Contact Information

SCE’s Project Manager, Mr. Mudila Kangulungu, is the main point of contact for this project. He can be reached at or 310-961-0412 .

If you have questions or comments for the City on this project, please call the Culver City Public Works Department at (310) 253-5600.


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In June of 2017, Southern California Edison (SCE) will begin a project to upgrade its electrical infrastructure in the Downtown Culver City area. The impetus for the project is the need to relocate infrastructure to begin construction on "Parcel B" at 9300 Culver Boulevard. SCE, along with crews from contractor partners, will also upgrade circuits and replace electrical vaults to improve reliability in the Downtown area. The work will result in a modern electrical infrastructure Downtown with enhanced capabilities and capacity. 


Project Description

Work will occur periodically starting in mid-to-late June 2017, and the project will last approximately four months. The civil construction work will occur along the north side of Culver Boulevard between Washington Boulevard and Irving Place, with some staging onto Washington Boulevard (see area marked in green on below map). One lane reduction will occur periodically on Culver Boulevard near the Culver Hotel/Parcel B site. Culver Boulevard and Washington Boulevard will be open in both directions during construction, although one parking lane and one westbound lane of Culver Boulevard will be closed intermittently.

The total scope of work for the electrical work for upgrading SCE cable and installing new equipment will be along Culver Boulevard between Cardiff Street & Duquesne Avenue, and on Washington Boulevard between Culver Boulevard & Ince Boulevard (see area outlined in red on below map).

The hours of construction are expected to be Monday to Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., with some work at night.

  • Please be advised these dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen operational factors or inclement weather.
  • Work hours will vary based on specific permit conditions.
  • For crews to work safely, SCE may schedule maintenance power outages during construction. In these cases, customers will be notified by phone, text, email or mail generally eight to eleven days in advance and at least 72 hours prior to the outages. The SCE Field Supervisor will also be working with Downtown businesses in advance of the official notification. Downtown businesses can get in touch with SCE's project manager using the contact information above with questions or to learn more.
  •  You can sign up to receive outage alerts using your preferred method of communication at


Map of Impacts


Areas outlined in red may be impacted by outages during the course of this project. Contact SCE's Project Manager (using the information above) for more details. Areas marked in green are where civil construction work (trenching and digging) are scheduled to occur.

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Additional Information

Information on backup generators from SCE (links to SCE website)



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