WOODLAND PARK, NJ - PSE&G has announced that, while the new gas mains have been installed, smaller work zones in various locations to finish connecting the newly installed main into distribution system are being worked on. These locations usually occur at intersections and all work zones will be coordinated with police and traffic control.
This work is part of the utility’s town-wide project 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.
PSE&G crews are also continuing service upgrade work, a process that, because of its proximity to homeowner’s property lines, requires less digging up of roads. This work is expected to take place on Mt Pleasant Avenue, Hillcrest Avenue, Cedarhurst Avenue, Grandview Drive, Alcazar Avenue, and Haverhill Avenue.
In addition to the service work, PSE&G will be retiring the old gas main at Overmount Avenue and Thornton Place. Traffic pattern disruptions will be minimal.
The project, started last August, is part of PSE&G’s Gas System Modernization Program (GSMP), and includes the replacement of nearly nine-and-a-half miles of cast iron pipes with new, more durable, plastic pipes. Work is expected to continue through the spring of 2020 and is performed weather permitting.
Following the installation of new main, 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.
Customers can contact PSE&G at 1-833-661-6200 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.