Dear Friends:

We wanted to let you know that we will be doing some planned maintenance work on pipelines that go over Marina Vista Avenue east of Miller Avenue. Because of the work, which will be done in enclosures built around the pipelines that stretch across the road, one lane of Marina Vista at a time will be closed to traffic from October 6 to October 23 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, with the north lane closed at one time, and the south lane closed for the other.

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 “She Refinery in Martinez” and on Twitter at Shell_Martinez for the latest updates.

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