Newark, NJ - PSE&G has announced that over the next two weeks work crews will be replacing gas mains on:
- West Market (between Central & Dickerson)
- Orange Street (between 2nd Street & N 15th Street) Starting at 2nd Street working West
- South 9th Street (between 9th Avenue & Central)
- South 11th Street (between 9th Avenue & Central)
- 2nd Avenue (between North 13th & N 7th).
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.
In addition to main installation, work crews are scheduled to replace services on:
- 5th (between Central Avenue & Sussex)
- S 9th Street (between Central Avenue & 9th Avenue W)
- S 11th Street (between 9th Avenue & Central).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.