BRENTWOOD -- PG&E will start installing a new 24-inch pipeline over three and a half miles along Brentwood's Fairview Avenue from Fairview Court to John Muir Parkway this month.

The project to replace 50- to 60-year-old transmission lines will be completed in the fall, according to PG&E representative Tom Guarino. He added that there will be no interruption in gas service, but residents may smell gas, hear loud noises and experience traffic delays and detours while the pipe is being removed from service.

Since Fairview is a major arterial in Brentwood, city officials have expressed concern over impacts to nearby schools and the safety of neighborhood youth. City employees will work on traffic control measures with PG&E.

According to Guarino, the cause of a Jan. 4 gas leak that impacted 17 residents and 10 homes along St. Andrews Drive is still being investigated with a few possible scenarios. For more information, call 1-800-743-5000.