Town Square

Post a New Topic

PG&E to start Palo Alto gas line replacement

Original post made on May 29, 2012

A 76-year-old PG&E gas-transmission line scheduled for replacement starting June 11 could cause traffic delays, noise and foul odors in Palo Alto through the summer, Pacific Gas & Electric has announced.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 2:25 PM

Comments (4)

Posted by neighbor, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 29, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Sounds like a huge hassle, OTOH good thing we found out about all this so it could be repaired before the pipes were weakened or damaged further over time. It's been interesting to hear about varying practices (initial installation, inspection, records, status) for these important pipelines...


Posted by PGE sucks, a resident of College Terrace
on May 29, 2012 at 4:02 pm

I suppose it is better to screw up half the city for the summer than KABOOM. Is PG&E providing any accommodations to the city, such as increasing public transit during the construction period?


Posted by musical, a resident of Palo Verde
on May 29, 2012 at 8:41 pm

"Pig launching facility" conjures images of "when pigs fly." Yeah, I'm warped.


Posted by Nayeli, a resident of Midtown
on Jun 1, 2012 at 8:37 am

They did this in front of our apartment on Alma St. some time back. It was supposed to last weeks, but ended up lasting about five months. Those were very loud and congested times!

I feel for these neighborhoods.


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Services, Dining and Shopping Downtown in Palo Alto
By Steve Levy | 16 comments | 1,975 views

Handmade truffle shop now open in downtown Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 2 comments | 1,581 views

It's the End of the World as We Know It: "Snowpiercer"
By Anita Felicelli | 0 comments | 1,345 views

The Last Grape
By Laura Stec | 11 comments | 1,129 views

Why is doing nothing so difficult?
By Sally Torbey | 5 comments | 837 views