PSE to work on natural gas main replacement project in Auburn

Traffic will be impacted on West Valley Highway in November

  • Friday, November 2, 2018 11:57am
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Puget Sound Energy crews are replacing portions of an existing underground natural gas main in Auburn, starting in November. The work zone is West Valley Highway, between 26th Street Northwest and 15th Street Northwest in Auburn. Orange represents the existing natural gas pipe, green represents the replaced natural gas pipe, and blue represents the deactivated natural gas pipe. COURTESY MAP, PSE

Puget Sound Energy crews are replacing portions of an existing underground natural gas main in Auburn, starting in November. The work zone is West Valley Highway, between 26th Street Northwest and 15th Street Northwest in Auburn. Orange represents the existing natural gas pipe, green represents the replaced natural gas pipe, and blue represents the deactivated natural gas pipe. COURTESY MAP, PSE

Puget Sound Energy will be working to replace portions of an existing underground natural gas main starting in November. Work will also entail decommissioning sections of existing pipeline that are no longer being used operationally.

The project is part of PSE’s ongoing effort to deliver safe, dependable and efficient service to its customers. Crews will do their best to reduce impacts to residents.

Work is estimated to begin on Monday, Nov. 5 and last about a month. Typical work hours will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The work zone is West Valley Highway, between 26th Street Northwest and 15th Street Northwest in Auburn.

What residents can expect:

• To prepare for the work, crews will be surveying the project areas and marking underground utilities with brightly colored paint or flags. These markings are temporary and will disappear on their own.

• Signs and traffic control flaggers will guide vehicles safely through the project route.

• There will likely be noise from trucks and heavy machinery.

• After the construction is complete, residents will notice a temporary patch in the road. It will remain until a crew from a PSE service provider, AA Asphalting, Inc., returns to complete the final road restoration. The restoration schedule is dependent upon weather, permitting and crew availability.

PSE appreciates the patience of its customers and those driving through the work zone while crews complete the project.

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