Traffic Advisory: Lane Reductions in the Rosedale Area of Northwest Bakersfield for Pipeline Inspection Project

Crews are expected to work in area through April 2019

Nov 12, 2018

WHAT: SoCalGas will be performing a safety inspection on a natural gas pipeline at three locations in the Rosedale area of northwest Bakersfield starting on November 13. Crews are expected to work on the natural gas pipeline through April 2019.     

To perform this pipeline inspection safely, northbound and southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in two areas on Renfro Road: between Noriega Road and Southernwood Avenue, and between Hageman Road and Tierra Viejo Road. Eastbound and westbound lanes on Hageman Road between Meadow Lake Road and Renfro Road will also be reduced to one lane near this site.

Traffic control signs, k-rails and cones will help direct the flow of traffic. Flaggers will alternate the flow traffic on Renfro Road between Hageman Road and Tierra Viejo Road. There will be parking restrictions near the construction sites. Residents and local businesses may hear some work-related noise. During work hours, commuters passing by the work site will see excavation, equipment and vehicles.

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: 
Renfro Road between Noriega Road and Southernwood Avenue in the Rosedale area of northwest Bakersfield, as shown in this link.
Renfro Road between Hageman Road and Tierra Viejo Road, as shown in this link.
Hageman Road between Meadow Lake Road and Renfro Road, as shown in this link.

WHEN: Lanes will be reduced from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, from approximately November 13, 2018 through April 2019 depending on weather and other factors.

NOTE: SoCalGas continually invests in its natural gas system infrastructure. From 2011 through 2016, the company invested nearly $6 billion to upgrade and modernize its natural gas system to enhance safety and reliability. To learn more about SoCalGas’ Pipeline Safety, visit: https://www.socalgas.com/stay-safe/pipeline-and-storage-safety/pipeline-integrity

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.

MEDIA CONTACT: 24-Hour Media Hotline: 213-244-2442 | www.socalgas.com/newsroom@SoCalGasNews


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