Newark, NJ - PSE&G has announced that over the next two weeks work crews will be replacing gas mains on:

South 17th Street (between 18th Avenue and Avon Avenue), South 16th Street (between 18th Avenue and Springfield Avenue), South 15th Street (between 18th Avenue and Springfield Avenue), South 16th Street (between 18th Avenue and Springfield Avenue),   South 14th Street (between 18th Avenue and Springfield Avenue),  South 13th Street (between 18th Avenue and Springfield Avenue), Madison Avenue (between Baldwin Avenue and Bergen Street), Baldwin Avenue (between Avon Avenue and Clinton Avenue), South 13th Street (between Avon Avenue and Clinton Avenue), South 12th Street (between Avon Avenue and Clinton Avenue), Bragaw Avenue (between Schley and Sarah Vaugh Place), Schley Street (between Schley Place and Hawthorne Avenue), Leslie Street (between Nye Avenue and Bragaw Avenue) and Hobson Street (between Hawthorne Avenue, Sarah Vaugh Place).

This work coincides with the utility’s citywide effort to make gas delivery to local homes and businesses safer, cleaner and more efficient. While residents and businesses may experience temporary road closures, local police officers will be on site to direct vehicle and pedestrian traffic during this time.

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In addition to main installation, work crews are scheduled to replace services on:

 6th Avenue West (between 1st Street and North 9th Street), Roseville Avenue (between 6th Avenue West and 7th Avenue West), 2nd Avenue West (between North 6th Street and Lawton Street), North 11th Street (between 2nd Avenue West and 3rd Avenue West), North 13th Street (between 4th Avenue West and Park Avenue), Dewey Street (between Hawthorne Avenue and Sarah Vaughn Place), South 20th Street (between 18th Avenue and Springfield Avenue), Baldwin Avenue (between Avon Avenue and Clinton Avenue), 21st Street (between Springfield Avenue and Hopkins Place), North 13th Street (between 4th Avenue West and Park Avenue).

The project, started in August 2020, is part of PSE&G’s Gas System Modernization Program II (GSMP II) and includes the replacement of nearly 27 miles of cast iron pipes with new, more durable, plastic pipes. All work is weather dependent.

Following the installation of new mains, technicians schedule times with homeowners to connect their service to the new system, during which time customers can expect to lose service for about four hours. Gas meters will be relocated to the outside of the property, and technicians will relight all appliances and ensure that they are working properly before leaving the premises.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the interest of maintaining the safety of customers, employees, and their families, PSE&G workers and PSE&G contractors follow safety protocols guided by the CDC and NJ State Department of Health, as well as all directives from the Governor’s Office and county/municipal governments.  When entering homes, PSE&G technicians will be wearing personal protective equipment and will maintain physical distancing throughout the appointment. Customers are asked to help maintain a safe distance during the appointments and to allow technicians to enter through the nearest entryway in proximity to the meter set location.

Customers can contact PSE&G at 1-833-661-6300 or email at gasworks@pseg.com.