Pipeline work to affect Long Beach motorists at Cherry, Del Amo

Motorists can expect delays on Cherry Avenue and Del Amo Boulevard as SoCalGas performs a pipeline modernization project.

The work will begin Monday, Jan. 7, and continue through February, officials said in a statement Friday.

The work will close the right lane of Cherry Avenue heading northbound, approaching Del Amo; no right turns will be allowed during a red light. The right lane for eastbound traffic on Del Amo approaching Cherry will also be closed.

The bus stop located on the southwest corner on Del Amo Boulevard will be relocated east of Cherry Avenue.

Nearby businesses may hear some work-related noise. During work hours from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., commuters passing by the work site will see excavation, equipment and vehicles.

No interruption to natural gas service is anticipated.

Customers may smell the odor of natural gas. Although this is normal when crews are working, SoCalGas encourages anyone who smells gas to call us at 1-800-427-2200.

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