Beginning on or around October 18, 2021, PSE&G will begin gas line replacements throughout Maplewood Township. Please read on for more information about this project:
To upgrade the gas lines, PSE&G will dig trenches, primarily in road surfaces, and lay new pipes block-by-block to minimize disruptions. At the end of each workday, the trenches will be filled in and protective plates secured.
When possible, PSE&G avoids digging on properties. If they must dig on your property, PSE&G/Contractor will restore any disturbance after the service line is installed. Grass areas will be repaired and seeded, and concrete or asphalt openings will be patched until final restoration work is scheduled.
When the 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, etc. PSE&G will then have their contractors restore roads with permanent paving in accordance with town/county ordinances and paving requirements.
After construction, a PSE&G technician will need to access relevant homes to connect the service line and gas meter to the new gas main. They will be contacting homeowners to arrange a date and time to do this work. Homeowners can expect to be without gas service for about four hours during reconnection.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the interest of maintaining the safety of customers and employees, PSE&G workers and contractors will be following safety protocols per CDC and NJ State Department of Health guidance, as well as all directives from the Governor’s Office and county/municipal governments.
As with any construction project, you may experience an increase in traffic, loud noise, and presence of heavy equipment and machinery. For more information on this project, as well as a video about the upgrade work, please visit pseg.com/gaswork. If you have any questions, please call 1-833-661-6200. If anyone in your household has a serious medical condition that may be aggravated by an interruption in gas service, please contact PSE&G immediately at 1-800-436-7734 (PSEG).
Additional information from PSE&G can be found below in both English and Spanish.