Castaic High May Not Open On Schedule Due To Snag Between Gas Company, County Officials

From 'KHTS'

Castaic High School may not be able to open for students in the fall, as the main gas line has still not been installed due to a snag between Southern California Gas Co. and Los Angeles County permit officials.

The $126.2 million project is supposed to open in August to an estimated freshman class of 400 students. However, without a main gas line in place, officials say that the school will be unable to open in time.

If that occurs, the 198-acre site at the intersection of Valley Creek Road and Canyon Hill Road would be left vacant in the fall.

Project Manager Randy Wrage, along with other project officials, have attributed the delay to the SoCalGas.

“The Hart District has had completed contracts and a check for more than $200,000 in to the gas company since May 1,” Wrage said. “(SoCalGas) have not committed to a start date, let alone a date when gas service will be available.”

In turn, officials with Southern California Gas Company have stated that they are waiting on the Los Angeles County Public Works Department to issue the necessary permits to lay down the pipe.

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