PG&E begins monthslong pipeline projects in Roseville

Published: Wednesday, May. 14, 2014 - 10:53 pm

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. this week started work on two natural gas pipeline projects to modernize 4 miles of natural gas transmission pipeline and nearly 1,200 feet of natural gas distribution line in and around Roseville – work that is scheduled to continue into November.

“These pipe replacement projects will allow PG&E to meet the increasing demand for natural gas to support additional growth in the area and improve the safety and integrity of the natural gas system,” said Erik Kurtz, gas distribution superintendent for PG&E’s Sierra Division. “During these projects, we will work to minimize impacts to customers as best we can, and we very much appreciate the support and patience of area residents and businesses.”

Through the end of May, PG&E crews are installing 345 feet of new, 4-inch plastic gas line in the area of Sierra Gardens Drive, between Santa Clara Drive and Douglas Boulevard. In July, crews will return to install an additional 825 feet of 2-inch plastic gas main on Professional Drive south of Olympus Drive.

PG&E said it is contacting customers in the affected areas to provide information and answer questions, plus working with those who will experience short interruptions in gas service during the upgrades. As a standard safety practice, PG&E will vent natural gas from pipelines during work, but the utility is encouraging anyone who has concerns about natural gas odors in or around their home/business to call (800) 743-5000.

Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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