Contra Costa County Public Works Department has issued a permit to Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to conduct a routine gas transmission maintenance inspection along Olympic Boulevard in unincorporated Walnut Creek. There are no plans for this work to interrupt gas service. The safety and reliability inspection is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 11, 2021 and last through mid-November, barring unforeseen circumstances. Work will occur 7 days a week, day and night, weather permitting. Work will take place between Panoramic Way and Paulson Lane in unincorporated Walnut Creek. Drivers should expect delays. This work will require lane closures. Traffic control measures will be in place and street parking will be limited. PG&E will clearly mark all work areas, and traffic flaggers will help to direct pedestrian and vehicle traffic.
You may hear a loud steady noise and notice the smell of natural gas as PG&E empties the pipeline in a controlled and safe manner. This is normal when crews are working, but we encourage anyone who has concerns to call PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.
Customers within the affected area will receive notification in advance of the work. The inspection is expected to be complete by mid-November, though weather and other factors affecting safe working conditions may impact the schedule.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/ and pge.com/news.
About Contra Costa County Public Works Department:
Contra Costa County Public Works Department (CCCPWD) maintains over 660 miles of roads, 150 miles of streams, channels and other drainage and over 200 County buildings throughout Contra Costa County. CCCPWD provides services such as Parks and Recreation, Sand Bag Distribution and Flood Control throughout unincorporated areas of Contra Costa County. For more information about CCCPWD, please visit us at www.cccpublicworks.org