Dear Friends:

We wanted to let you know that we will be doing some maintenance on a pipeline that runs over Marina Vista east of Miller Avenue in the coming days. Because of the work, which will be done in enclosures built around the pipelines that stretch across the road, one lane of Marina Vista will be closed to traffic throughout the week of May 11 as work is being done within the scaffolding above.

Traffic will be directed by flag workers into the other lane for 24 hours a day during the closure period. While the traffic diversions will occur around the clock, no noisy work will be done outside of normal business hours.

There are a number of alternate routes to get into downtown Martinez that we encourage for people who wish to avoid delays due to the one-lane traffic controls.  People may use the Pacheco Boulevard exit off of Interstate 680, or use the Alhambra Avenue exit from Highway 4 to access downtown. Shell Avenue between Marina Vista and Pacheco Boulevard is another alternate route.

Please feel free to contact us on our environmental hotline at (925) 313-3777 if you have any questions or concerns while we perform this work.  For updates on the refinery, you can visit the community blog on our website at . You can also follow us on Facebook at “Shell Refinery in Martinez” and on Twitter @Shell_Martinez for the latest updates.

We apologize for any inconvenience this work may cause. We aim to do projects like this safely and in a way that does not impact our neighbors.  Please let us know if we fall short of that goal.

- Steve