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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Beginning on June 21, PSE&G will begin to replace old gas pipes within the township

Beginning on June 21, PSE&G will begin to replace old gas pipes within the township

Beginning next week, PSE&G will begin to notify residents in specific areas, starting with the Kingston neighborhood, that their old gas pipes will be replaced with new piping in an effort to provide the continued safety and reliability of their gas service. The work for the first phase is set to begin on June 21. PSE&G will begin on Edgemoor and Edgemoor Terrace before continuing to work on connected streets in the neighborhood. 

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the interest of maintaining the safety of their customers, employees, and 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.

For more information about the planned work, a video about the upgrades and contact information for PSE&G, visit pseg.com/gaswork and select Cherry Hill under the first dropdown menu.  

PSE&G has also shared this information about the project:

  • To upgrade the gas lines, PSE&G 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.    
  • When possible, PSE&G avoids digging on properties.  If PSE&G has to dig on your property, a PSE&G/Contractor will restore any disturbance 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.
  • 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.  PSE&G will contact homeowners to arrange a date and time to do this work. On the day of your scheduled appointment, a PSE&G technician will ask you a series of pandemic-related safety questions.
  • During the reconnection, you can expect to be without gas service for about four hours.  If your meter is inside, PSE&G will move it to the outside of your home or business.  A PSE&G technician will reconnect and relight all appliances.  If you are not able to legally provide access to the property in question and require landlord approval, please let PSE&G know when they contact you. PSE&G technicians will be wearing personal protective equipment and will maintain physical distancing throughout the appointment and they ask that you also keep a safe distance from our technicians. Please allow technicians through the nearest entryway in proximity to the meter set location.
  • When work is finished, PSE&G will 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 will then have their contractors restore roads with permanent paving in accordance with town/county ordinances and paving requirements.

As with any construction project, residents may experience an increase in traffic, loud noise, and presence of heavy equipment and machinery. If residents have any questions, please call 1-833-661-6400.

If anyone in the household has a serious medical condition that may be aggravated by an interruption in gas service, please contact us immediately at 1-800-436-7734 (PSEG).

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