==================================================================================== Update as of 4/25/2022

See the map pasted below that illustrates the progress of the pipeline installation on each of the projects.

Estimated Project Completion Dates
Pomerado North (Rancho Bernardo & Poway
< Poway middle-north pipe installation
11/12/2021
Completed
Poway south-middle pipe installation
12/7/2021
Completed
Rancho Bernardo pipe installation
2/18/2022
Completed

Hydrotest

3/1/2022

Completed

Tie-in pipeline to the transmission system

3/10/2022

Completed

Final Paving & restoration

Mid-May, 2022

Final connection to the distribution system

End of May, 2022

1949 existing pipeline out of service

June 6-10, 2022



Scripps Poway (Scripps Ranch & Poway)

Poway pipe installation
12/17/2021
Completed

Scripps Ranch pipe installation
5/3/2022
Hydrotest
5/5/2022
Tie-in pipeline to the transmission system
5/18/2022
1949 existing pipeline out of service
June 6-10, 2022
Final Paving & restoration
Late June - early July




===================================================================================== Update on SDG&E pipeline work along Pomerado Rd as of March 31, 2022:

===================================================================================== SDG&E’s Pomerado North Replacement Project is nearly complete.

All 5.7 miles of pipe along Pomerado Road from Highland Valley Road to Ted Williams Parkway was fully installed in mid-February. The new pipe was successfully hydro tested March 1 (which validated the pipe’s integrity) and was connected to our existing natural gas system on March 10.

Our crews have experienced some delays due to weather and having to trench through hard granite rock in Pomerado Road but are working as quickly and safely as possible to wrap this project up.

The last bit of work involves connecting a main line valve station and regulator stations to the new pipe at a couple of intersections. With limited construction hours at intersections with high volumes of traffic, it’s taking longer than anticipated to complete the work.

In addition to the intersection work, crews are also doing road restoration, such as sidewalk repair, curb and gutter replacement and final paving. We anticipate total project completion at the end of April.

===================================================================================== Update on SDG&E pipeline work along Pomerado Rd as of March 4th, 2022:

===================================================================================== SDG&E’s Pomerado North Replacement Project is nearly complete, at 98 percent.
All 5.7 miles of the new state of the art pipe has been installed in Poway and Rancho Bernardo, along Pomerado Road from Highland Valley Road to Ted Williams Parkway.

Additionally, the new segment of pipe was successfully strength-tested this week to validate the integrity of the pipeline.
This test entails the 5.7 miles of new pipe being filled with water and the pressure raised to a higher than maximum pressure level to test the strength and integrity of the pipe.

There are a few remaining crews finishing up work over the next couple of weeks at a few locations prepping the pipe to be tied into SDG&E’s natural gas system.
There could be minor traffic delays along Pomerado Road and Bernardo Trails Drive and at the intersection of Rancho Bernardo Road and Bernardo Heights Parkway, as crews connect a main line valve station and regulator stations to the new pipe.

Next week, we anticipate tying in this new segment of pipe to our natural gas system.
The final paving and road restoration will continue through the end of March, when we expect to reach full completion of the project

. ===================================================================================== Update on SDG&E pipeline work along Pomerado Rd as of January 24th, 2022:

===================================================================================== SDG&E is nearing completion of the pipeline safety project along Pomerado Road in Rancho Bernardo and the City of Poway.
SDG&E crews have installed approximately 5.7 miles of new pipe along with advanced safety features, bringing the Pomerado North Replacement Project to more than 90 percent completion.

Pipe installation has been completed in the City of Poway and is expected to be completed in Rancho Bernardo mid-February.
Once installation is complete, SDG&E will pressure test the new segment of pipe with water in late February to validate the integrity of the pipeline. Once this test is complete, we will connect the new pipe to our natural gas transmission system, in early March.

This notice is to inform you that reduced traffic lanes may be necessary along Pomerado Road as we work from south-to-north in Rancho Bernardo in the City of San Diego:

Location #1 (North): Pomerado Road at Highland Valley Road
Time Frame: January 10 – February 18
Normal Workdays: Monday – Friday Normal Hours*: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Location #2 (Middle): Pomerado Road at Cloudesly Way
Time Frame: January 3 – January 28
Normal Workdays: Monday – Friday
Normal Hours*: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location #3 (South): Pomerado Road at Rancho Bernardo Road
Time Frame: January 17 to January 28
Normal Workdays: Monday – Friday
Normal Hours*: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

===================================================================================== Update on SDG&E pipeline work along Pomerado Rd as of January, 2022:

===================================================================================== Pomerado North Project: The overall project is now approximately 87% complete.

Six total miles, approximately two miles in Poway and four miles in Rancho Bernardo, from Ted Williams Parkway to Highland Valley Road, working south-to-north. One of the two Poway crews (middle) has completed the Poway section and transitioned into the City of San Diego/Rancho Bernardo The other Poway crew (south) has completed the Poway section and transitioned to the north end of the project approaching Highland Valley Road in Rancho Bernardo

North crew (Rancho Bernardo) Current location: At Pomerado Rd & Highland Valley Rd intersection and 800’ east on Highland Valley Rd

North crew #2 (Rancho Bernardo) Current location: 600’ north and south of Pomerado Rd. & Mirasol Dr. intersection

Middle crew Current location: Working at the Main Line Valve / Regulator Station at Bernardo Heights Parkway intersection and Regulator Station at Rancho Bernardo Rd intersection

Total Project Progress to Date:

Total trenched to date: 28,045’
Total pipe installed: 28,088’
Fiber optic cable installed: 27,096’
Backfill: 27,143’
Base pave: 26,275’


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December 9, 2021

Thank you for your continued patience as SDG&E crews work to complete the Pomerado North Replacement Project as well as similar pipeline safety projects just south along Pomerado Road and Scripps Poway Parkway.

Construction is now more than 75 percent complete on the project, which encompasses six miles of pipe installation between Highland Valley Road along Pomerado Road to Ted Williams Parkway.

The additional crew added over the summer was instrumental in this progress as well as completing all of the work along the two miles in the City of Poway. The last 300 feet of pipe was installed along Pomerado Road near Via Monte Claro earlier this week.

In total, crews have completed the installation of approximately 4.5 four miles of new pipe with advanced safety features, including state of the art fiber optic technology.

This notice is to inform you that reduced traffic lanes may be necessary along Pomerado Road as we work from south-to-north in the Rancho Bernardo area:

Location #1 (North): Pomerado Road between Escala Road and Highland Valley Road
Time Frame: December 7 – January 7
Normal Workdays: Monday – Friday
Normal Hours*: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location #2 (Middle): Pomerado Road between Bodega Road and Paseo del Verano Norte
Time Frame: November 25 – December 22
Normal Workdays: Monday – Friday
Normal Hours*: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location #3 (South): Pomerado Road just north of Stone Canyon
Time Frame: November 29 – December 10
Normal Workdays: Monday – Friday
Normal Hours*: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*Subject to City approval, hours may be adjusted to facilitate safe and efficient construction and/or address community needs.
Additional information can be found on www.sdge.com/psep under the “Pipeline Safety Enhancement Project” section under the “Pomerado North Replacement Project” project.

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SDG&E’s Pomerado North Replacement Project – Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan (PSEP)
Email Update #5
October 21, 2021


A lot of progress has been made on the pipeline safety project over the summer. SDG&E crews have been able to complete the installation of approximately 2.5 miles of new pipe in Pomerado Road along with advanced safety features. This brings us to more than 40 percent completion on the Pomerado North Replacement Project. The length of the total project is approximately six miles between Ted Williams Parkway and Highland Valley Road; two miles in the City of Poway and four miles in Rancho Bernardo.

For the past several months, three construction crews have been working to install new, modern pipe along Pomerado Road in Rancho Bernardo and Poway. Since the start of construction in May, SDG&E crews have trenched a combined total of 2.7 miles along Pomerado Road and installed more than 2.5 miles of new pipe in the trench at the three locations along Pomerado Road between Ted Williams Parkway and Stone Canyon Road.

Last month, a major hurdle for crews was to install a segment of pipe under a golf cart tunnel that goes under Pomerado Road near the Oaks North Community. SDG&E needed to bore under the tunnel by using a sophisticated technique called Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD). Before the 16-inch pipe could be installed under the substructure, a 24-inch reamer drill was used to enlarge the bore hole under the golf cart tunnel. Once the reaming was complete, the 320-foot section of pipe was pulled into the bore hole five feet beneath the cart tunnel.

To see how this HDD technique was deployed in Rancho Bernardo, click this link to watch a video. You can also find the video and additional information on www.sdge.com/psep under the “Pipeline Safety Enhancement Project” projects folder under the “Pomerado North Replacement Project” project.

This notice is to inform you that reduced traffic lanes may be necessary along Pomerado Road as we work from south-to-north:

Location #1: Just north of Twin Peaks Road to Roberto Way (City of Poway)
Time Frame: October 4 – December 6
Normal Workdays: Monday – Friday
Normal Hours*: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location #2: Bernardo Heights Parkway to Stone Canyon Road (City of San Diego)
Time Frame: October 4 – November 23
Normal Workdays: Monday – Friday
Normal Hours*: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location #3: Rancho Bernardo Road to Oaks North Drive (City of San Diego)
Time Frame: September 28 – November 10
Normal Workdays: Monday – Friday
Normal Hours*: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

===================================================================================== Update on SDG&E pipeline work along Pomerado Rd as of October 8th, 2021:

===================================================================================== Pomerado North Project: the overall project is 35% complete
Six total miles, approximately two miles in Poway and four miles in Rancho Bernardo, from Ted Williams Parkway to Highland Valley Road, working south-to-north.
The second crew has progressed past Palomar Medical Center Poway with no issues or incidents.
Night work at the intersection of Pomerado & Twin Peaks / Camino del Norte has been completed.
Night work at the intersection of Pomerado & Rancho Bernardo Road will be completed October 8.

South crew (Poway) – this crew is working south-to-north on the approximately 2 mile segment in the City of Poway
Current location: Nazas Drive / Heath Drive to Kaitz Street
Total trenched to date: 3454’
Total pipe installed: 3195’
Fiber optic cable installed: 2992’
Backfill: 2967’
Base pave: 2967’

Second crew (currently Poway) – this crew is working south-to-north from just south of Monte Vista Rd, north to Stone Canyon Road
Current location: Between Gateway Park Rd and Bernardo Heights Parkway; crew will complete this Poway section by approximately October 15, then continue north into Rancho Bernardo
Total trenched to date: 2679’
Total pipe installed: 2180’
Fiber optic cable installed: 2094’
Backfill: 2084’
Base pave: 1800’

North crew (Rancho Bernardo) – this crew is working south-to-north on the approximately 4 mile segment located in the City of San Diego
Current location: Rancho Bernardo intersection to 600’ south of Pomerado Ct
Total trenched to date: 6407’
Total pipe installed: 5797’
Fiber optic cable installed: 5512’
Backfill: 5338’
Base pave: 5080’

Scripps Poway Parkway Project: 3.7 miles from Pomerado Road to just west of the I-15, begins in approximately late October – mid November 2021
Recent pre-construction outreach:
Business surveys will be mailed to all 106 businesses along the project alignment on approximately October 11; project information and requests for any business or customer constraints so we can plan accordingly
Pre-construction notification letters will be mailed to 2,100 residents and businesses along the project alignment approximately the week of October 11-15

===================================================================================== Update on SDG&E pipeline work along Pomerado Rd as of September 24, 2021:

===================================================================================== Pomerado North Project: The overall project is now more than 25% complete:

Six total miles, approximately two miles in Poway and four miles in Rancho Bernardo, from Ted Williams Parkway to Highland Valley Road, working south-to-north.

The additional crew is progressing past Palomar Medical Center Poway. Ongoing communications continue with Medical Center staff, confirming 24/7 ingress and egress at the hospital.

Crews have bored under the golf cart tunnel that goes under Pomerado Road; pipe installation into the bored slot was completed on Sept 8.

Night work at the intersections of Pomerado & Twin Peaks / Camino del Norte and Pomerado & Rancho Bernardo Road began on Sept 19 for two weeks; notification letters were mailed Sept 3.

North crew (Rancho Bernardo) – this crew is working south-to-north on the approximately 4 mile segment located in the City of San Diego

Current location: 600’ south of Pomerado Ct

Total trenched to date: 6025’

Total pipe installed: 5264’

Fiber optic cable installed: 5131’

Backfill: 5097’

Base pave: 5080’

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Update as of July 10, 2021:

Starting Monday, July 12th, a third SDG&E crew will be added to the Pomerado North Replacement Project to accelerate the installment of the new natural gas pipe along Pomerado Road in Rancho Bernardo and Poway. The third crew will be located along Pomerado Road near Monte Vista Road and will also be working in a south to north direction. In preparation for the trenching that will take place next week, this stretch of road was potholed (confirmation digs) this week, and under traffic control.

Since the start of construction on May 17th, SDG&E crews have trenched a combined 1,600 feet along Pomerado Road and installed 1,127 feet of new pipe in the trench at the two locations along Pomerado Road near Ted Williams Parkway and along Pomerado Road near Stone Canyon Road.

With the addition of the third construction crew, drivers should prepare for potential delays at three locations on Pomerado Road, all working in a south to north direction.

Steady progress has been made over the past month on the Pomerado North Replacement Project in Poway and Rancho Bernardo.

Since the start of construction on May 17th, San Diego Gas and Electric Company (SDG&E) crews have trenched more than 1,600 feet along Pomerado Road near Ted Williams Parkway and along Pomerado Road near Stone Canyon Road and installed approximately 650 feet of new pipe.

Currently, crews are excavating the trench and installing new 16-inch pipe. The pipe is then welded and x-rayed, before applying a special protective coating to the pipe that will protect it from corrosion. A yellow warning mesh and fiber optic cable are placed in the trench over the pipe to enhance safety by minimizing accidental dig-ins as well as remote detection of leaks, intrusion and ground disturbances.

Over the next few months, two separate construction crews will be working from south-to-north on the project. Construction work zones for pipe installation will typically be approximately 1,000 feet long. On an average day, about 120 feet of pipe will be installed in the trench.

The primary pipe installation portion of the project is expected to be completed by the end of November. Some additional testing and street restoration work will follow.

This notice is to inform you that reduced traffic lanes may be necessary along Pomerado Road as we work from south-to-north
Location #1:               Just south of Ted Williams Parkway to Roberto Way
Time Frame:             June 28 – September 13
Normal Workdays:          Monday – Friday
Normal Hours*:          8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location #2:            Stone Canyon Road to Rancho Bernardo Road
Time Frame:             June 28 – August 9
Normal Workdays:           Monday – Friday
Normal Hours*:           8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
*Subject to City approval, hours may be adjusted to facilitate safe and efficient construction and/or address community needs.

Traffic control will be set up and flaggers present during these activities. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times. Residents and businesses along Pomerado Road will have ingress/egress access during this time. Please follow the direction of traffic control signs and flaggers as detours are subject to change depending on the location of construction activities. Please plan accordingly and anticipate potential delays. Noise associated with this work will be minimized to the extent feasible. Every consideration will be made to ensure safety vehicles have immediate access and evacuation routes will remain open to all residents in the event of an emergency. This natural gas pipeline safety project will replace 5.3 miles of 1949-vintage pipe that traverses our communities and is the sole source of natural gas for Poway and Rancho Bernardo, as well as most communities east of I-15 from Rainbow to Mission Valley.

The following link is to SDG&E's work schedule which illustrates two crews working simultaneously from south-to-north to complete the project as safely and efficiently as possible. As with any work projects, construction schedules can change as they develop. The Rancho Bernardo Community Council will provide updated schedules as SDG&E recalibrate the two crews’ progress. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Tcs4Lf4k4pSsdjbi0e4B3hHsph5bgrho/view.