The City of Mill Valley Department of Public Works is working closely with PG&E on a pipeline replacement project in the Downtown area of Mill Valley. The purpose of this project is to enhance gas service to PG&E customers by replacing the gas lines with modern piping, creating a safer and more reliable natural gas system.
Construction began the week of March 17 and will continue through July 2014. Please note that all construction schedules are subject to change due to weather restrictions and other unforeseen delays.
Here is the latest news on the downtown pipeline replacement project:
What happened last week: PG&E crews completed the replacement of the gas main pipeline on Gardner Street.
What is happening this week: PG&E crews are preparing for the installation of the gas main pipeline on Corte Madera Ave, with the intention of installing the new pipeline next week. Some traffic reroutes are taking place during construction hours.
What to expect in the next few weeks: Crews will be back in the Gardner Street area at a later date to replace all the gas lines serving individual customers. During that time PG&E will work with customers to communicate gas interruptions and coordinate pilot relights. Construction will move to the upper part of Corte Madera Avenue between Lower Alcatraz and Lovell Avenue. PG&E crews will dig bell holes and pothole utilities on Corte Madera Avenue.
The City recommends that motorists:
- Add time to your trip and plan ahead.
- Use the recommended detours during construction (see below).
PG&E and City staff are making every effort to mitigate traffic impacts during construction in the downtown area and are working with the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce to notify local businesses and residents of the planned work. The City is also working closely with PG&E to ensure that the construction work will not affect emergency vehicle access or response times.
If you have any questions or concerns specific to this project please call PG&E:
- Customer Care Representative Aaron Murphy - 707-577-1062
- All other PG&E related questions - 1-800-743-5000
- If you smell gas - 1-800-743-5000 (24/7)
The City and PG&E will provide regular updates to the community regarding the project. Please visit the Downtown Pipeline Replacement Project page for the most up-to-date information.
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