The latest news from Mike Harriel of So Cal Gas regarding construction as they move closer to the mandated test on its pipelines in Sullivan Canyon.
Beginning July 8th
· We will conduct a bird survey to determine if any nesting birds are in the area of our work. If there are, the project will be delayed.
· If all is well with the nesting birds, we will work with a certified arborist to trim trees that could sustain damaged by construction equipment. The trimming will occur at the direction of the arborist and only the minimum necessary.
· An active beehive will have to be removed for the safety of our employees and users of the canyon.
Beginning July 14th
· Construction mobilization will occur. You will notice the moving in of water tanks and other construction equipment. Tanks and equipment will be staged away from the trail. All soil will be returned to the excavation it is removed from.
· A fire prevention plan is in effect to protect the canyon.
As mentioned previously, the canyon trail will remain open. Signs will provide advance notice when the canyon is closed for hydro testing, which will occur over the course of one day. Signs will also be posted at the drop-in trails. For safety reasons, we don’t want any members of the public dropping in to the canyon during the test, so please abide by the posted closing.
As always, if you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Public Affairs Manager
Office: 213 244-4633