Phases of Work

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PSE&G is accelerating the modernization of its aging gas pipes in order to ensure the utility can continue to support a safe and reliable gas system well into the future. Learn more about the work phases of our gas system modernization program below.

Phase 1: Dig Trench

To upgrade the gas lines, we dig trenches, primarily in road surfaces, and lay new pipes block-by-block to minimize disruptions. At the end of each workday, the trenches are filled in and protective plates are secured. You will always have access to your driveway. 

Phase 2: Install New Pipes

When possible, we avoid digging on properties. If we have to dig on your property, we will restore any disturbances after the service line is installed. Grass areas are repaired and seeded, and concrete or asphalt openings are patched until final restoration work is scheduled.

Phase 3: Connect Services

After construction, a PSE&G technician will need access to your home to connect the service line and gas meter to the new gas main. For many customers, this project involves relocating your gas meter. If your meter is inside, we will move it to the outside of your home or business. We contact homeowners to arrange a date and time to do this work. In order to move the meter, service will be briefly interrupted. During the reconnection, you can expect to be without gas service for about four hours. Our technician will reconnect and relight all appliances to ensure they are working. If you are not able to legally provide access to the property in question and require landlord approval, please let us know when we contact you.

Phase 4: Restore Roads

When work is finished, we will begin restoration. Grass areas are repaired and seeded, and concrete or asphalt openings, such as sidewalks and driveways, are patched until final restoration work is scheduled.

We repair roads with temporary pavement until the project is complete and the ground settles. This generally takes 45 to 90 days. Final restoration may take longer depending on the weather conditions, size of the project, time of year or at the request of the town. PSE&G then restores roads with permanent paving in accordance with town/county ordinance and paving requirements.