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 continued to install services on Corte Madera Ave. Gas main installation continued on Throckmorton Ave from Bernard St west.
What is happening this week: PG&E will continue trenching on Throckmorton between Bernard St and Madrona St for gas main installation. In addition, exploratory work in the sidewalk, to expose the existing sidewalk meter vault, between the Mill Valley Market and City Hall is expected to begin Monday 5/12/2014. PG&E has informed the MV Market Management.
PG&E anticipates the installation of two curb meter vents at #74 and #76 Throckmorton Ave, installation will require work at the edge of sidewalk. This work is anticipated to commence mid-week with completion expected by end of week. Sidewalk restoration is tentatively scheduled for the end of the week following vent installation.
What to expect in the next few weeks: The remaining asphalt restoration on Corte Madera and Throckmorton is pending completion of the Mill Valley Market service replacement.
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.