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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.

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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...

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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?

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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.

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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.

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