Los Angeles public works officials are hosting an information session from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the Venice Abbot Kinney Library (501 S. Venice Blvd.) about their plans to lay new underground sewer pipe through Marina del Rey, the Marina Peninsula and Playa del Rey.

The new line connecting the Venice Pumping Plant to the Hyperion Treatment Plant will buttress the aging Venice Force Main line. The big dig along the coast is expected to start in spring and last 20 months, with the next public hearing scheduled for Jan. 21 at the Westchester Senior Center.

Excavation will cross the Grand Canal in Venice and follow Marquesas Way to Via Marina, continuing across Ballona Creek and under a portion of Vista del Mar.

Call (424) 259-3708 or email venice.dual.force.main.project@gmail.com.