PG&E has a sizable pipe replacement project underway on Las Ramblas Dr. (off Concord Blvd. near Kirker Pass) and the surrounding streets in Concord.
Our friend “Kirkwood” tells us “The project involves replacing all of the main gas lines and service laterals to houses in the neighborhood. Purpose of the project is to replace all of the old plastic lines that were installed when the tract was built around 1974. A PG&E onsite inspector said that the old plastic gas lines could become brittle with age and are being replaced with better material. The project utilizes a boring machine that quickly tunnels from trench to trench. The work is being done by a contractor and monitored by a PG&E inspector, and will extend through the month of January and possibly into February.”
There are numerous trenches in the street and driveways, so please use caution if you’re in the area.
Thanks to “Kirkwood” for the information and for the pictures!