EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – PSE&G has announced that Route 18 is the only roadway where main installation work is set to continue in the utility’s Gas System Modernization Program II, which will make gas delivery to local homes safer, cleaner, and more efficient.
While residents and travelers may experience temporary traffic diversions along the stretch, local police officers will be on hand to direct vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
The project, started in March, is part of PSE&G’s Gas System Modernization Program (GSMP), and includes the replacement of nearly six miles of cast iron pipes with new, more durable, plastic pipes. Work is expected to continue through the summer.
“We are grateful for the cooperation of East Brunswick’s residents while our work crews have made these upgrades as part of PSE&G’s five-year program to replace over 800 miles of aging gas infrastructure throughout New Jersey,” Vice President of Gas Operations for PSE&G Joe Forline said. “We are proud to be a part this great community and know that the upgrades will improve reliability, reduce the possibility of leaks, and ensure the continued safety of gas service for our customers.”
Technicians are in the process of scheduling times with homeowners to connect their service to the new system on the completed roads, during which time customers can expect to lose service for about four hours.