From the Public Affairs Office of Southern California Gas:
Since 1960, Southern California Gas Company (“SoCaIGas”) has owned much of the land that comprises Sullivan Canyon (more than 4 miles in length). This property is used as a corridor for two transmission pipelines that provide Los Angeles residents with a safe and reliable supply of natural gas. Periodically, SoCalGas must perform maintenance on these pipelines. The purpose of this letter is to provide information on pipeline maintenance and repair work that will occur in 2014.
Purpose of this Work
We recently internally inspected our pipeline. By code, we have areas we are required to perform a visual inspection of the pipeline as part of a validation process. This work is required to maintain the pipeline’s safety and integrity.
Location and Logistics
There are two work areas along the access road within the canyon that will require excavation.
Location 1: 0.7 (seven tenths) of a mile south from fire road #26 at the Mulholland entrance
Location 2: 2.8 miles in from fire road #26, or 1.4 miles from the Queensferry entrance
Partial Canyon Closures
The Canyon path will be closed from the Mulholland entrance at fire road #26 to location 1.
There is no change to the Queensferry entrance. Signs will be posted along the path indicating construction status.
The following impacts are to be expected in the canyon and surrounding neighborhood. I will keep you apprised of any changes.
-Work will commence on or about January 6, 2014.
-Work is estimated to be completed in 8 weeks.
-Information signs will be posted in advance at the beginning of each entrance.
-Work hours are sun up to sun down, Monday through Friday. No work will be performed on Saturday and Sunday.
-Intermittent loud noise in the immediate work areas.
-Increased dust in the immediate work areas.
-Increased traffic at the Mulholland entrance from work crews and equipment.
SoCalGas appreciates your understanding and apologizes for any inconveniences caused by this necessary work. It is our goal to minimize disruptions. We value our relationship with the community and will communicate with you when our work has the potential of impacting our neighbors. Again, there are two high-pressure transmission pipelines located in the canyon and we will continue to periodically perform maintenance work to them as-needed to ensure safety.
Safety is our first priority. Should you have any questions, please call me 213 244-4633 or email me at email@example.com.
Public Affairs Manager