The La Canada Flintridge City Council will hold a public hearing Oct. 6 on a proposal to bury utility lines that currently cross a commercial stretch of Foothill Boulevard.
If approved by the council, the bulk of the project would be funded by $1.2 million supplied by Southern California Edison Co. In compliance with a 1968 ruling by the state Public Utilities Commission, Edison sets aside annual allotments for cities that wish to convert overhead utilities to underground.
The proposal is part of a long-range plan to improve Foothill Boulevard and revitalize the city's commercial district.
Work probably would not begin until 1988 because Edison requires an 18 months notice, said Eileen M. Tschernenko, area manager for the utility.
About 22 businesses in the affected area would remain open during construction. The project would tie up at least one lane of the city's main thoroughfare between Commonwealth Avenue and Hampton Road for about two months, Tschernenko said.