December 01, 2017

Traffic Advisory: Natural Gas Pipeline Modernization Project in Tarzana December 2


Crews are expected to work in area on Saturdays through mid-December Project is part of a multi-billion-dollar safety enhancement program


WHAT: On Saturday, December 2 from midnight to noon, SoCalGas will be performing a pipeline improvement project at the intersection of Burbank Boulevard and Lindley Avenue in Tarzana. Crews are expected to work on the natural gas pipeline on Saturdays through December 9.

This modernization project will enhance safety of SoCalGas’ natural gas pipeline system with the installation of new valve technology and the replacement of several sections of pipeline connected to the valve. Operators can control the valves from a remote location, automatically shut off the valve if a decrease in pressure is detected and respond more quickly if gas flow needs to be shut off in an emergency.

Since the company began using this new valve technology five years ago, the PSEP program has replaced or retrofitted more than 130 valves in the service territory. For photos and a video about valves, visit this link.

Traffic lanes near the intersection of Burbank Boulevard and Lindley Avenue will remain open. However, to perform this pipeline improvement project safely, lanes will be narrowed near the work site for excavation, equipment and vehicles. Eastbound traffic on Burbank Boulevard near the intersection with Lindley Avenue will be narrowed in the slow lane. Southbound traffic on Lindley Avenue approaching the intersection with Burbank Boulevard will be narrowed in the slow lane. Temporary parking restrictions in this area will be in effect. Traffic control signage will help direct the flow of traffic.

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 has concerns about the smell of gas to call us from a safe location at 1-800-427-2200. SoCalGas is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

WHERE: Intersection of Burbank Boulevard and Lindley Avenue in Tarzana, CA, as shown in this link.

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 2 from midnight to noon.

NOTE: This effort is part of SoCalGas’ Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan (PSEP), a multi-billion-dollar program that tests and updates the natural gas pipeline infrastructure in Southern California. SoCalGas’ five-year capital plan includes $6 billion in infrastructure investments, including approximately $1.2 billion this year for improvements to distribution, transmission and storage systems and for pipeline safety. 

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.

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