PG&E to upgrade gas lines beginning in mid-February

Project intends to improve pipeline safety
By: Staff Report
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Pacific Gas & Electric will upgrade 11,000 feet of gas distribution line and related services in Roseville from mid-February through July.

The project is intended to improve the safety and integrity of pipelines that deliver natural gas to homes and businesses, according to a news release.

PG&E crews will install a new 2-inch plastic gas line in the areas of Hill Avenue, Lomlas Avenue, Encinal Avenue, San Juan Avenue, Valencia Avenue, Sierra Boulevard, Shasta Street, Yosemite Street, Sequoia Street, Alta Vista Avenue, Berry Street, Tiger Way, Patty Street, East Street, Waston Way, Manzanita Ave and Lasen Way.

Work will occur between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday, except on holidays. To minimize traffic disruptions, crews will typically install the new pipe by boring beneath the street surface. The new pipes will be pressure tested before being placed into service.

Throughout this project, crews will need to vent natural gas from the existing pipeline in a safe and controlled manner, according to the release. Venting the pipes may cause a natural gas smell noticeable to nearby homes and businesses, depending on wind direction. The utility says the gas will quickly dissipate into the atmosphere and not be harmful.

Anyone with concerns about natural gas odors should call 1-800-743-5000. PG&E will also work with customers who will experience a short interruption in gas service during the project.