January 31, 2013 Update
A Puget Sound Energy contractor is in the process of replacing the temporary cold-patch on Village Green Drive with a permanent hot-patch that will be much smoother and more drivable.
This work will continue over the next month or so on Village Green Drive, 148th Street SE, and 35th Avenue SE.
David Matulich, Puget Sound Energy’s Municipal Liaison Manager, said that the work is weather dependent and will move faster as the weather improves. He also said that Puget Sound Energy’s focus is to get Mill Creek’s roads back to normal as soon as possible.
Some of the roads will get a new hot-asphalt overlay this summer as part of Mill Creek’s Pavement Preservation Program.
December 31, 2012 article
A Puget Sound Energy contractor started installing a new eight-inch natural gas line under Mill Creek roads the week of December 24, 2012. Although the project’s duration is weather dependent, it is expected that it will be complete in three to five weeks.
According to David Matulich, Puget Sound Energy's Municipal Liaison Manager, the project will add needed capacity to Puget Sound Energy’s natural gas distribution system.
Scott Smith, the Mill Creek City Engineer, says the new pipeline runs along 35th Avenue SE from the intersection with Seattle Hill Road to 148th Street SE, then along 148th Street SE to Village Green Drive, and then along Village Green Drive to Trillium Boulevard.
Puget Sound Energy operates the state's largest natural gas distribution system serving more than 750,000 gas customers in six counties. The natural gas is distributed to customers through more than 21,000 miles of Puget Sound Energy owned gas mains and service lines.
Smith said as the contractor installs the new natural gas line, the trench is filled and temporally patched. He observed the contractor would install a more permanent patch as weather permits according to Mill Creek's strict pavement preservation standards.
To report any Mill Creek roadway problems, please call or email the Public Works Maintenance Supervisor at 425-921-5739.