Edison construction project nears completion

first_img“We’ve been trying to be as respectful as possible to Whittierites and trying to ease the inconvenience as possible,” she said. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d seeThe two other project, now completed, occurred at Washington Boulevard and Putnam Street, and at Mulberry Drive and Santa Fe Springs Road. The station on Whittier Boulevard had been located under the parking lot of the Ralphs shopping center, but workers are moving it across the street, Emerson said. At the former location, water from a planter would sometimes get underneath the station’s metal cover, causing the equipment to rust, Emerson said. Then there was the problem of what to do when a shopping center customer parked over the vault, she said. Since Thanksgiving, a Gas Co. contractor has installed 760 feet of a new gas line. That work was completed Thursday. Now, the old regulator must be removed and a new vault constructed. Then a new regulator will be installed at the new site, said Peter Hidalgo, Gas Co. spokesman. Emerson said Edison officials scheduled the work for late hours to minimize traffic disruptions. WHITTIER – Late-night drivers on Whittier Boulevard in the western part of the city should get some relief in about a month when Southern California Edison Co. wraps up a construction project at Sorenson Avenue, officials said this week. The project has been tying up the boulevard at Sorensen Avenue for several hours a night, beginning at 9 p.m. It is one of three projects involving the moving of “regulator stations,” underground vaults used to regulate gas pressure, said Julia Emerson, public affairs manager for the Gas Co.’s Downey- Whittier region. The regulators reduce the pressure in supply lines, from about 120 pounds per square to about 30 to 40 pounds per square inch so that natural gas can be more easily fed into businesses and residences, she said. last_img

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