PSE&G to upgrade gas facilities in Pemberton

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In early February PSE&G will be working in Pemberton to replace aging cast iron gas pipes with new, durable plastic and/or coated steel piping – ensuring the continued safety and reliability of our gas system well into the future.

Work will take place Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., with the potential for Saturday work. The gas main replacement and services portion of the work is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

If you reside on the street listed below more information will be coming directly to your home.

If you have questions please contact our dedicated GSMP line at Burlington Gas 609-239-2439 and leave a message. Below are the streets where work will take place: Red (completed), Blue (In Progress), Green (Not yet started)

If you have any questions or concerns, please call our Burlington Gas district office at 609-239-2439

Below are the streets where work will take place.

Street Town Between Street 1 Between Street 2
North Pemberton Road Pemberton Eastampton Border Pemberton Arneys Mount Rd

What are the benefits of the new pipes?

These upgrades are part of our three-year program to replace up to 510 miles of aging gas infrastructure throughout New Jersey. The new pipes will improve reliability, reduce the possibility of methane leaks, and enable the installation of excess flow valves on service lines. These valves dramatically reduce gas flow if a pipe is damaged. The elevated pressure of the new gas mains will also provide better support for high-efficiency appliances like furnaces and water heaters.

What will the work look like?

Before construction can start, the utility tests soil and digs test holes to verify the location of existing gas mains. When this preliminary work is complete, PSE&G will begin installing the new gas mains and upgrading associated service lines that carry the gas to homes and businesses.

  • To upgrade the gas pipes, PSE&G crews will dig trenches, primarily in road surfaces, and lay new pipes block by block, so we can limit the impacted areas on any given day. There will be short-term road closures and detours during construction. Local police will direct vehicle and pedestrian traffic. At the end of each workday, the trenches will be filled in, and plates secured, on any open areas so people can safely drive and walk.
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  • After the new gas mains are installed, PSE&G will need to access customers’ homes to connect their service lines and meter. PSE&G will contact homeowners to arrange a date and time to do the connections. During this work, customers will be without gas service for approximately four hours. We regret any inconvenience this may cause. PSE&G will relight all appliances and make sure they are safely working before leaving a home.
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  • In most cases, PSE&G will be able to install the new pipes without digging in lawns. Lawn areas, shrubs or other vegetation affected by the work will be restored. Grass areas will be raked and seeded.
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  • PSE&G crews will use work area protection including traffic cones, utility work signs, and barriers to ensure the job is done safely. The utility reminds motorists to slow down and follow detour signs when driving through the construction area.

 

How will roads be restored?

PSE&G repairs roads with temporary pavement until the ground settles. This takes about 45 to 90 days, depending on the weather and soil conditions. PSE&G then restores the roads with permanent paving in accordance with town ordinance and paving requirements.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call our Burlington Gas district office at 609-239-2439.