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.
To mitigate impacts on the downtown business community PG&E has arranged for 30 spaces of free Downtown parking during the construction.
Here is the latest news on the downtown pipeline replacement project:
What happened last week: PG&E crews made service connections and some pavement restoration on Corte Madera Ave and Gardner Street.
What is happening this week: PG&E crews will close Bernard Street on Tuesday, 4/29, between Throckmorton and Lovell, in order to saw cut for the gas main installation. Crews will continue work on Gardner Street, Corte Madera and Throckmorton Avenues. PG&E crews are working directly with customers as they switch service from the old service line to the new service line. Customers may experience a short interruption in gas service.
What to expect in the next few weeks: More service connections and some pavement restoration on Corte Madera Avenue and Gardner Street. Gas main replacement will continue on Throckmorton Avenue in early to mid-May.
The City recommends that motorists:
- Add time to your trip and plan ahead.
- Use the recommended detours during construction.
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.