The Southern California Gas Company has removed most of the metal sign posts that had been installed earlier this spring along East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar.
“We replaced the above ground fiberglass pipeline markers with curb face markers,” said Denise King, a utility spokeswoman, in an email.
About 16 of the yellow metal signs were installed in Corona del Mar tree wells in mid-March; read our story here. The signs marked a natural gas line located beneath the highway and were installed for public safety, King had said.
Newport Beach city officials had at least two conversations with the gas company, asking if a less intrusive warning sign could be used; read our story here.
The metal posts remain in other Newport Beach locations, and there are posts remaining in the East Coast Highway median at Larkspur Avenue and near Seaward Road.