PATERSON, NJ - PSE&G has announced that over the next two weeks work crews will be replacing gas mains on:
- Market Street near E. 18th Street
- Grand Ave between Railroad and Main St.
- Green street from Railroad to Prince
- Madison Ave from Straight St to E. 18th St.
This work coincides with the utility’s city-wide effort 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.
In addition to main installation, PSE&G crews are scheduled to replace services on:
- 22nd Ave near E. 21st Street
- E 20th Street near 22nd Ave
- E 21st Street near 21st Ave
- 21st Ave near E. 21st Street
- E. 18th St near Hamilton
The project, started in December 2019, is part of PSE&G’s Gas System Modernization Program (GSMP), and includes the replacement of nearly 20 miles of cast iron pipes with new, more durable, plastic pipes. Delayed because of the COVID-19 outbreak, work is expected to continue throughout 2020 and is performed weather permitting.
Following the installation of new main and services, 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.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the interest of maintaining the safety of customers, employees, and their 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. When entering homes, PSE&G technicians will be wearing personal protective equipment and will maintain physical distancing throughout the appointment. Customers are asked to help maintain a safe distance during the appointments and to allow technicians to enter through the nearest entryway in proximity to the meter set location.