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Downtown residents are being warned to expect a major disturbance on Saturday morning, as work crews will be pouring concrete for the slab of a new headquarters building for Sempra Energy.

Partial street closures will affect 7th, 8th, and Island Avenues as well as J Street as every available cement truck in San Diego County descends upon the work site, continually delivering loads from 6:30 a.m. until about 2:30 in the afternoon. Residents are told to anticipate heavy traffic and high noise levels during the project.

In all, 6,500 cubic yards of concrete will be poured in the eight-hour window — enough to pave a four-foot-wide sidewalk from San Diego to Los Angeles.

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dwbat March 21, 2014 @ 5:25 p.m.

If there's any cement left over, can they use it to fix some of our bad sidewalks?

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CaptD March 22, 2014 @ 12:27 p.m.

SDG&E will fix things, but it will not be your sidewalks.

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dwbat March 23, 2014 @ 7:36 p.m.

Sempra Energy is the parent company of SDG&E. Sempra also owns Southern California Gas Co. This is known by most San Diegans.

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rehftmann March 21, 2014 @ 8:05 p.m.

Watching a big pour like this is a peak experience for, admittedly, not everyone. But for some of us, it is a monumental ballet of an endless stream of synchorized trucks, snorkel pumps, and a vast supporting cast of workers managing the inexorable sublimation of structure from liquid. It's the real concrete poetry; opera on a scale our own San Diego Opera could never imagine. Some of us can barely wait for morning…

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CaptD March 22, 2014 @ 12:25 p.m.

I hope someone will video the pour and put it on the web... Hint Hint

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CaptD March 22, 2014 @ 12:24 p.m.

Before they start pouring, I hope they inspect the site for San Onofre and/or Pio Pico activists...

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