Traffic Advisory: SoCalGas Pipeline Modernization Project on Grand Avenue & Chestnut Avenue in Santa Ana Expected to Begin April 1

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

Mar 29, 2019

WHAT: SoCalGas is performing a pipeline modernization project on a segment of natural gas pipeline on South Grand Avenue and East Chestnut Avenue in Santa Ana. Crews are expected to begin work in the area on April 1, 2019 and continue through March 2020.

To perform this pipeline work safely, full lane closures will take place on the westbound lanes of East Chestnut Avenue before the South Grand Avenue intersection.

K-rail barriers will help direct the flow of traffic. Residents and local business owners may hear some work-related noise. During work hours, commuters passing by the work site may 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: East Chestnut Avenue before the intersection of South Grand Avenue as shown in this link.

WHEN: Work is expected to begin April 1, 2019 and continue through March 2020, weather and other conditions permitting. Lanes will be reduced from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. but lane closures may extend beyond work hours on certain days/weeks.

NOTE: SoCalGas continually invests in its natural gas system infrastructure. From 2014 through 2018, the company invested nearly $6.5 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: Patrice Clayton | SoCalGas | 24-Hour Media Hotline: 213-244-2442 | | @SoCalGasNews