About the Miramar Fuel Pipeline
The Miramar Fuel Pipeline is an existing Navy-owned and operated fuel pipeline that extends approximately 17.3 miles between Naval Base Point Loma (NBPL) and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. The pipeline provides fuel for Navy ships and aircraft and is critical for supporting the Navy’s fueling needs and operational mission.
Miramar Pipeline Repair and Relocation Project
The Navy will repair and relocate portions of the Miramar Fuel Pipeline to maintain its safe, consistent and continuous use in support of our nation’s military readiness. Approximately five miles of the southern end of the Miramar Fuel Pipeline in the Point Loma area will be repaired and relocated to address pipeline anomalies, such as dents, corrosion and metal loss, and to provide more seismic protection by installing isolation valve stations. Construction will start at Naval Base Point Loma and proceed northeast along Rosecrans Street to Lytton Street.
Specifically, the Navy will:
- Relocate approximately 3.5 miles of pipeline from the La Playa area (Naval Base Point Loma to Lytton Street) to the Rosecrans Street right-of-way, with segments in portions of Talbot Street, Scott Street and Keats Street
- Relocate approximately one mile of pipeline at the San Diego River crossing
- Install five isolation valve stations
The Navy needs to repair and relocate portions of the Miramar Fuel Pipeline to:
- Promote its safe and long-term use
- Provide more seismic protection with installation of isolation valve stations
- More effectively maintain and repair the pipeline in the future
For more information, click here to see the project highlights fact sheet.
Click here to see the frequently asked questions (FAQ) sheet.
The Navy designed construction activities to minimize impacts on the community. Construction activities began in January 2016. Permitting, surveying and the final stages of administration began the week of Jan. 11, 2016. Off-base construction on Rosecrans Street began the week of Feb. 22, 2016.
Anticipated project completion: Summer 2017
Projected construction hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, in residential areas
Construction hours in commercial areas may vary to minimize impacts to traffic flow
Locations: Rosecrans Street from Naval Base Point Loma to Lytton Street; San Diego River crossing at Pacific Highway; La Playa waterfront
Residential, commercial and high-traffic areas will be affected. Residents, businesses and commuters should expect:
- Traffic impacts
- Lane closures and detours
- Street parking reductions
- Temporarily blocked driveways (for a few hours)
- Access restrictions to La Playa Bayside Trail (during pipeline removal)
- Construction noise
- Large, heavy construction equipment
Signage, cones and other traffic control measures maintain safe traffic flow in the construction zone. Two-way traffic will be maintained to the maximum extent practicable, but sometimes may be modified temporarily to one-way traffic. Construction activities will be scheduled to avoid congestion during peak hours in peak direction of travel. Segments of open trench will be less than 700 feet in length, and after each construction day, trenches will be covered with steel plates so that normal traffic patterns can resume after each work day.
Temporary traffic impacts, driveway access restrictions, and on-street parking restrictions may occur in front of properties as construction passes through. No-Parking signs for affected areas will be posted at least 48 hours prior to work. If driveway access restrictions are anticipated for your property, you will be notified ahead of time. For assistance with access during construction, please call the project information line at 844-409-9846 or contact the on-site construction crew.
Emergency and delivery access will be maintained during construction. Although there will be noise and heavy construction equipment on site, construction crews will work to maintain safety and minimize disruptions to residents, businesses, commuters and surrounding neighborhoods.
Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for Miramar Pipeline Repair and Relocation
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Navy evaluated the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed repair and relocation of approximately five miles of the Navy’s Miramar Fuel Pipeline in the Point Loma area. In April 2015, the Navy completed the Environmental Assessment and issued a Finding of No Significant Impact. To provide the public with information about the proposed project and to solicit public comments, the Navy held public comment periods and public meetings in January/February 2014 and November/December 2014. Public comments were reviewed and responded to in the Final Environmental Assessment.
The following links open project documents.
A printed copy of the Final EA and FONSI is available at the San Diego Central and Ocean Beach public libraries. To request a copy of the Final EA or FONSI, contact:
NBPL Miramar Pipeline EA Project Manager
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest
2730 McKean St., Building 291
San Diego, CA 92136-5198