TRAFFIC ADVISORY: SoCalGas to Begin Pipeline Replacement Project in Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles Beginning June 29
Project will upgrade existing natural gas line serving area customers

WHAT: SoCalGas will begin a pipeline replacement project on East 4th Street between Hewitt Street and Merrick Street in Downtown Los Angeles starting on June 29. Crews will upgrade an existing natural gas line and service connections.

To perform this project safely, one lane will be closed on the eastbound and westbound directions along East 4th Street. Additionally, both lanes on Merrick Street between East 4th Street and Traction Avenue will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Traffic control cones, message boards and flagmen will help direct the flow of traffic. Residents, local businesses, and commuters may hear work-related noise and see excavation equipment and vehicles during construction hours.

No interruption to natural gas service is anticipated.

Customers may smell the odor of natural gas. Although this is normal when crews are working, SoCalGas encourages anyone who smells gas to call us at 1-800-427-2200. SoCalGas is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

WHERE: East 4th Street between Hewitt Street and Merrick Street, and Merrick Street between East 4th and Traction Avenue in the city of Los Angeles, as shown in this link.

WHEN: Lanes will be reduced from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, subject to change. Work will begin June 29, 2020 and end in August 2020, weather and other conditions permitting.

PUBLIC CONTACT: 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. Our top priorities are to work safely and to provide the communities we serve with safe and reliable natural gas service.


For further information: Marissa Girolamo | 24-Hour Media Hotline: 213-244-2442 | @SoCalGasNews