SoCal Gas Company officials held a meeting with Bel-Air Association members and CD5’s Gurmet Khara to discuss the upcoming safety hydro-testing and gas pipe replacement along Sepulveda Boulevard, between Cashmere (south of Sunset) to the Getty Center Drive/Leo Baeck Temple area.
The project is expected to commence the first week in August 2017, and finish in February 2018. There will be an impact on traffic flow and this meeting began dialog to prepare the community and discuss options to minimize impacts. This utility improvement and testing must be completed in order to comply with the 2011 California Public Utilities Commission directive for utility companies to test and/or replace all natural gas pipe segments to modern standards and improve shut off valves.
The Bel-Air Association is aware that this gas line project will coincide with the Upper Stone Canyon Reservoir Improvement Project, as well as affect school bus drop off at the Moraga/Sepulveda area, and is factoring those impacts, among other concerns, into the traffic flow recommendation.
Bel-Air Association wants to thank not only CD5’s Gurmet Khara for orchestrating this advanced meeting, but also thank SoCal Gas Company's Juan Gonzales (Project Manager) and Mike Harriel (Public Affairs Manager, Westside District) and their team of engineers for reaching out to our community.
More information to come in following weeks.