The City of Mill Valley Department of Public Works is working closely with PG&E on a pipeline replacement project in the Downtown area of Mill Valley. The purpose of this project is to enhance gas service to PG&E customers by replacing the gas lines with modern piping, creating a safer and more reliable natural gas system.
Construction began the week of March 17 and will continue through July 2014. Please note that all construction schedules are subject to change due to weather restrictions and other unforeseen delays.
Here is the latest news on the downtown pipeline replacement project:
What happened last week: Gas main installation was completed on Throckmorton Ave between Bernard St and Madrona St.
What is happening this week: PG&E crews will be trenching for gas main installation on Madrona St, Throckmorton Ave between Bernard St and Madrona St, and on Throckmorton Ave between E. Blithedale Ave and Corte Madera Ave. Mill Valley Market service is to be completed early this week.
What to expect in the next few weeks: PG&E anticipates completing gas main installation and service connections on Throckmorton Ave between E Blithedale Ave and Corte Madera Ave as well as service connections on Madrona St. Pavement restoration on Throckmorton Ave between Corte Madera Ave and Bernard St, Corte Madera between Lovell Ave and Throckmorton Ave, and Bernard St are planned for the week of 6/16. Restoration has been delayed because of the impact the main installation has been having on traffic.
The City recommends that motorists:
- Add time to your trip and plan ahead.
- Use the recommended detours during construction.
PG&E and City staff are making every effort to mitigate traffic impacts during construction in the downtown area and are working with the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce to notify local businesses and residents of the planned work. The City is also working closely with PG&E to ensure that the construction work will not affect emergency vehicle access or response times.
If you have any questions or concerns specific to this project please call PG&E:
- Customer Care Representative Aaron Murphy – 707-577-1062
- All other PG&E related questions – 1-800-743-5000
- If you smell gas – 1-800-743-5000 (24/7)
The City and PG&E will provide regular updates to the community regarding the project. Please visit theDowntown Pipeline Replacement Project page for the most up-to-date information.