Pacific Gas and Electric has begun hydrostatic pressure testing on the pipeline located in Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve and will continue until mid-November, according to San Mateo County Parks Department officials.
Work will take place in three locations along the Sunset, Edgewood and Serpentine trails and at the Clarkia trail junction. The park’s Sunset Trailhead will serve as the access point for project crew and equipment. Pipeline testing is expected to be completed in mid-November. Trails will be open during the project. However, periodic trail closures will occur when equipment, including PG&E and contractor trucks, must be moved. Signs will be posted on trails when this occurs, according to the Parks Department.
San Mateo County Parks’ natural resources manager, park rangers and representatives of the Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserve have worked with PG&E to ensure that work is in accordance with environmental regulations to protect the Preserve’s sensitive habitats.
Questions about the project can be directed to Francisco Ybarra, PG&E Project Manager, at (650) 598-7449 or San Mateo County Parks at (650) 363-4020.
Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve is located at 10 Old Stage Coach Road at Edgewood Road in Redwood City. The 467-acre park is known for spring wildflower displays, native plant communities and rare species.