PG&E will begin a 24” gas pipeline replacement project on the westbound side of Sand Hill Road between Sand Hill Circle and Branner Drive on Wednesday, Aug. 15. As part of the project, PG&E will also replace a small portion of pipe across Alpine Road, south of Sand Hill Road. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of October.
According to City Public Works Director Chip Taylor, the work will be done primarily at night, between the hours of 8:00 pm and 6:00 am in order to ensure that the work is completed as quickly as possible with minimal impact to traffic on Sand Hill Road. The City of Menlo Park is requiring PG&E to restore the entire westbound side of Sand Hill Road within the project limits. According to Mr. Taylor, “this means that PG&E will be required to grind the entire westbound side of Sand Hill Road, not just the area of their trench, and replace it with 3 inches of new pavement to restore the entire roadway in a uniform manner.”
Taylor also indicated that PG&E has worked closely with residents and businesses in the area. “As PG&E approaches the residential areas near Branner Drive, evening noise levels will be evaluated to determine if night work can continue through that area of the project. If night work is determined to be infeasible due to noise levels, then PG&E will perform the construction work for that portion of their project during the day from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.”
Questions about the project should be directed to Joe Molica at PG&E at (415)973-5930.