November 09, 2018

Traffic Advisory: SoCalGas to Begin Pipeline Improvement Project in Pismo Beach on November 12


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


WHAT: SoCalGas will be performing a pipeline modernization project on a segment of natural gas pipeline in Pismo Beach starting on November 12. Crews are expected to work in the area on the natural gas pipeline through February 2019.    

To perform this pipeline replacement safely, eastbound and westbound traffic on James Way will be reduced to one lane near the construction site. Westbound and eastbound traffic on James Way will still be able to make a left- or right-hand turn onto Shamrock Lane. Flaggers will alternate the flow of traffic in each direction near the work site, along with message boards and cones. There will be parking restrictions on James Way near Shamrock Lane on both sides of the street. SoCalGas crews will also conduct work near the intersection of Bello Street and Juan Bautista de Anza Trail, however there will not be lane reductions or parking restrictions related to this project. Residents and 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: James Way, near Shamrock Lane, as shown in this link.

Bello Street and Juan Bautista de Anza Trail, as shown in this link

WHEN: Lanes will be reduced from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, from approximately November 12 to 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.

MEDIA CONTACT: Vanessa Skillman | SoCalGas | 213-670-3844[email protected] | 24-Hour Media Hotline: 213-244-2442 | @SoCalGasNews