Grant Line Road gas line construction coming
by Glenn Moore
Apr 21, 2014 | 5173 views | 6 6 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This spring and summer, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. will replace 4,400 feet of natural gas transmission line along Grant Line Road between Holly and North MacArthur drives.

PG&E spokeswoman Brandi Ehlers described the work as a “routine upgrade” of the 8-inch steel transmission line that carries natural gas on the north end of town. It is part of the utility’s Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan.

In a statement released by PG&E, John Martin, gas superintendent for Stockton and Yosemite Divisions, stated that the pipeline replacement would make Tracy’s natural gas system safer.

“We appreciate the support and patience of area residents and businesses while we conduct this important gas infrastructure work,” Martin said.

Ehlers said the work would be divided into two phases. On Thursday, crews began the first phase, which consists of boring holes through the asphalt in the westbound lanes on the north side of Grant Line Road to locate other nearby utility lines. That phase will continue through the end of April.

The second phase of the pipe replacement is scheduled from mid-July through August.

“We will be doing open trenching, and it will occur in stages as we move down the line,” Ehlers said. “The entire 4,400 feet won’t be open-trenched all at once.”

Most of the work will be in the right lane of westbound Grant Line Road, which will be closed during the construction. PG&E will keep one westbound lane open for access to homes and businesses.

Ehlers said that during the upgrade, crews will vent natural gas from the lines, and people who live and work nearby may smell it in the area. The gas is expected to dissipate quickly, but anyone who has a concern about a natural gas odor can call PG&E at 800-743-5000.

The pipeline on Grant Line Road was identified for replacement after the road widening project that began in 2012.

• Contact Glenn Moore at gmoore@tracypress.com or 830-4252.

 
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rayderfan
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April 21, 2014
Why couldn't this have been completed when they had this section of Grant Line torn up a couple of years ago? It seems to me like PG&E, the City of Tracy and the Construction Company who redid Grant Line should have been talking to each other.

But then again; Why should we expect anything different from these people? Oh that's right... The people in charge of the project were probably on a taxpayer funded all expenses paid trip to Zanzabar or Fiji or some exotic place like that.

Probably paid for with their American Express Black Card.

yamca
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April 21, 2014
Bigot alert right there. Subtle. But still a bigot.
rayderfan
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April 21, 2014
yamca; The American Express Black Card is not intended to be a racist statement. The Black Card is the top of the line card issued by American Express. It is a card with an unlimited credit level.

With the Black Card you can buy a candy bar, a house, a car, an airplane, a cruise ship, or anything else with no questions asked. They are given to people who have unlimited credit.
yamca
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April 21, 2014
Thanks for the amex commercial rayder.

We now return you to your regular scheduled bigotedness.
C3TJ
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April 22, 2014
Hahahaha! Amex top of the line credit card > yamca's race card. But nice try.
C3TJ
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April 21, 2014
Nothing is certain but death, taxes and construction on Grant Line....


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