Traffic Advisory: Lane Reductions in Long Beach for SoCalGas Modernization Project to Begin on January 7

Infrastructure upgrades are part of a multi-billion-dollar safety enhancement program

Jan 4, 2019

WHAT: SoCalGas will be performing a pipeline modernization project in Long Beach starting on January 7. Crews are expected to work in the area on the natural gas pipeline through February 2019.

To perform this work safely, the right lane of Cherry Avenue going northbound will be closed approaching Del Amo Boulevard with no right-turns during a red light. The right lane for eastbound traffic on Del Amo Boulevard approaching Cherry Avenue will also be closed, with normal right turns onto Cherry Avenue. The bus stop located on the southwest corner on Del Amo Boulevard will be relocated east of Cherry Avenue.

Traffic control signs and cones will help direct the flow of traffic. Local business owners 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: Northbound Cherry Avenue will be closed approaching Del Amo Boulevard, as shown in this link.

Eastbound Del Amo Boulevard approaching Cherry Avenue, as shown in this link

WHEN: Lanes will be reduced from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, from approximately Monday, January 7 through February 2019.

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:

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: Vanessa Skillman | SoCalGas | 213-670-3844 | 24-Hour Media Hotline: 213-244-2442 | @SoCalGasNews