REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) – The transport of six massive coke drums to El Segundo’s Chevron oil refinery will cause road closures and detours in the South Bay beginning this week.
The first two of the steel drums, which each measure 100 feet long by 28 feet wide, arrived at King Harbor by barge Monday morning.
Once on land the drums will be moved during the overnight hours on special transporters, which will take them down Marina Way and Harbor Drive to a staging area at Herondo Street and Pacific Coast Highway.
They will remain at that location until late Wednesday when they will be loaded onto another special transporter and moved along PCH and Sepulveda Boulevard toward the refinery.
The same process is scheduled to take place for the four remaining drums the weeks of Feb. 25 and March 4. The road closures and detours will again be in effect.
The drums, which were manufactured in Spain, will be replacing 1960s-era models in the refinery’s coker unit, where materials like gasoline, diesel and jet fuel are derived from crude oil.