Sunday, August 31, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

PG&E to replace 3,200 feet of steel pipe under Olive Drive

By
From page A1 | May 18, 2012 |

Work is under way to replace 3,200 feet of natural gas distribution pipe underneath Olive Drive, between Interstate 80 and the Richards Boulevard intersection. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

It appears that PG&E isn’t concerned only about its distribution pipeline underneath the Stonegate subdivision in Davis.

About a month after it finished a project in Stonegate that replaced more than 2,000 feet of plastic natural gas distribution and service line pipe, the utility has embarked on a similar effort along Olive Drive, this time replacing more than 3,200 feet of steel pipe with plastic.

The project is taking place on Olive Drive between the offramp on Interstate 80 through the intersection at Richards Boulevard. PG&E expects to finish the project by July 31, weather permitting.

Olive Drive residents and businesses have not experienced a recent spate of gas leaks, as was the case in Stonegate. PG&E spokeswoman Brandi Ehlers said this work is part of a different initiative to upgrade the utility’s system.

“We are taking a closer look at our distribution pipeline system, because nothing is more important than the safety of our (customers),” Ehlers said.

“This is part of an ongoing upgrade process to replace steel with plastic pipe because it is more flexible and durable.”

PG&E crews already have dug up part of the road, at times reducing traffic flow to one lane. However, Ehlers said the project should not cause a bottleneck at the busy Olive/Richards intersection, as crews plan to perform most of that work through the night.

Olive Drive customers may experience brief interruptions in service, the utility said.

At the end of the project, natural gas will be vented from the pipeline, which the utility wants residents to know is normal procedure.

“The smell of natural gas and the sound of venting may be noticeable to nearby homes and businesses, depending on wind direction, but natural gas will quickly dissipate into the atmosphere and will not be harmful,” a news release said.

Anyone who has concerns about natural gas odors in or around their home or business should call PG&E at (800) 743-5000.

More than 80 gas leaks have been reported in the past five years in Stonegate, which PG&E says have all been addressed. There are no future plans for replacement projects in Stonegate or in any other part of the city, the utility said.

— Reach Tom Sakash at tsakash@davisenterprise.net or (530) 747-8057. Follow him on Twitter @TomSakash

Comments

comments

Tom Sakash

Tom Sakash covers the city beat for The Davis Enterprise. Reach him at tsakash@davisenterprise.net, (530) 747-8057 or @TomSakash.
.

News

 
Davis audience hears from civil-rights hero

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Legislators wrap up with water, ethics, guns bills

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

 
Bob Dunning: This new kid might have a future

By Bob Dunning | From Page: A2

Five U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State fighters

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

Robbery, pursuit in Central Davis lead to one arrest

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A3

 
Rotary clubs offer Davis High students some life lessons

By Evan Arnold-Gordon | From Page: A3 | Gallery

Bean Feed supports for Yolo Democrats’ activities

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4 | Gallery

 
Bauer garden marks one year

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Dinner will raise funds to help farmers in Burkina Faso

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Walkers welcome to join Sierra Club outings

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Beamer Park featured at Stroll Through History

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Yolo Federal to hold photo contest

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Katehi will speak at Chamber’s community luncheon

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Tuleyome Tales: Be safe on wilderness trails

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5 | Gallery

 
Small wineries suffer big losses in quake

By San Francisco Chronicle | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Grande site has been a convoluted saga

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A7

 
Say goodbye to summer with a ‘Final Blast’ at Explorit

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

 
Bay Bridge project’s rainy-day money is nearly gone

By San Francisco Chronicle | From Page: A15 | Gallery

.

Forum

Already made herself at home

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
Nate Beeler cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A10

Changing local election dates benefits Democrats

By Tom Elias | From Page: A10

 
Ad-free email? You can still find it at Davis Community Network

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

Keep our green waste piles

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

 
How to make a good living

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

City panel working to tighten scrutiny of taxpayer dollars

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

 
Try round-robin storytelling at crafts fair

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

Speak out

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

 
Health problems mean he’s checked out

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: A14

Marriage doesn’t mean we agree on everything

By Marion Franck | From Page: A14

 
This epidemic should scare us

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A14

.

Sports

Stanford scores early, often in opener versus UCD

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
New coach, new tougher league for DHS football

By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Coach likes what she sees from Devil field hockey squad

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
UCD notebook: Coaches positive about FCS schools ‘playing up’

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Devils open with an impressive volleyball victory

By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Sports briefs: Aggie harriers secure season-opening sweep

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Baseball roundup: Cats win late to pull even with Aces

By Staff and wire reports | From Page: B8

 
.

Features

.

Arts

.

Business

Sutter Davis Hospital honored again as a ‘best place to work’

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A13

 
Comings and Goings: Is fro-yo craze melting?

By Wendy Weitzel | From Page: A13 | Gallery

Engage3 attracts investment for shopping app

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A20

 
California growers can use MBI’s new bioinsecticide

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A20

Sudwerk, Davis Food Co-op join for ‘co-hop-eration’ brew

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A20 | Gallery

 
Community pools its purchasing power to reduce the cost of solar

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A20

.

Obituaries

Wanda P. Daley

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

Comics: Sunday, August 31, 2014

By Creator | From Page: B8