SoCalGas to Install New Pipeline in El Segundo, Manhattan Beach and Hawthorne

Project will enhance reliability to customers in the service area

Feb 16, 2017

LOS ANGELES, February 16, 2017 – Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced that work to install a new 2.8-mile natural gas transmission pipeline in the cities of El Segundo, Manhattan Beach and Hawthorne will begin in the week of February 20. The project will enhance the reliability of SoCalGas’ natural gas pipeline system that serves homes, businesses and critical facilities in the region. 

The excavation and pipeline installation work will begin in northwest downtown Manhattan Beach on Highland Avenue and will extend along Highland to Rosecrans Avenue, then east along Rosecrans Avenue to the intersection of South Aviation Boulevard and 33rd Street in the city of Hawthorne. SoCalGas crews have already installed 700 feet of the new pipeline from Highland Avenue to Alma Avenue and along Highland Avenue to about 39th Street and will not work in that area again. 

Installation of the remainder of the pipeline will be conducted in several locations, with one crew working during the day and a second crew working at night. The project is expected to continue through May 29, weather and other factors permitting. While crews work on each section, commuters should expect temporary lane closures and parking restrictions. 

Lane reductions will be marked with traffic cones and will be in effect during work hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Highland Avenue and Rosecrans Avenue west of Sepulveda Boulevard. Construction on Rosecrans Avenue, east of Sepulveda Boulevard, and along South Aviation Boulevard, will be carried out at night, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday.
People passing by the work site may see excavation, equipment, vehicles and traffic control signage. Drivers should adhere to all traffic safety measures while driving past the construction zone. The nearby community may also hear some work-related noise and notice an occasional natural gas odor when final connections to our system are made. 

SoCalGas strives to provide continuous service of natural gas to its customers while the construction work continues. Customers should not expect any interruptions in their natural gas service. If that changes, affected customers who may experience a temporary interruption in their natural gas service will be notified by SoCalGas directly. Customers with questions or concerns about the construction work may call SoCalGas’ Customer Contact Center 24-hours a day, seven-days a week at 800-427-2200.

SoCalGas dedicates a significant amount of resources in improving the safety and integrity of its more than 101,000 miles of natural gas pipelines. In 2016, the company invested approximately $1.2 billion on various improvements to distribution, transmission and storage systems and for pipeline safety projects.

About Southern California Gas Co.

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has been delivering clean, safe and reliable natural gas to its customers for more than 145 years. It is the nation’s largest natural gas distribution utility, providing service to 21.6 million consumers connected through 5.9 million meters in more than 500 communities. The company’s service territory encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles throughout central and Southern California, from Visalia to the Mexican border. SoCalGas is a regulated subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego.

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For further information: Contact: Rosa María Santana | SoCalGas | 24-Hour Media Hotline: 213.244.2442 | socalgas.com/newsroom | @SoCalGasNews 


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