PSE&G will begin work on or about May 9 to replace approximately 2.5 miles of older gas pipes in Montclair with new, durable plastic and/or coated steel piping — ensuring a continued safe, clean and reliable gas system well into the future.
“These upgrades are part of PSE&G’s three-year program to replace up to 510 miles of aging gas infrastructure throughout New Jersey,” said Joe Forline, vice president of gas operations for PSE&G. “We are working closely with municipal officials and the department of public works to coordinate construction schedules and are committed to keeping customers in Montclair informed about where and when the work will take place.”
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.
Beginning on or about May 9, work will take place Monday through Saturday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., conditions permitting, on the following streets:
Residents will be notified when work begins in their area by phone, mail, email, door hangers and Facebook posts. The gas main replacement portion of the work is expected to be complete in July 2016. The paving and street restoration is expected to be completed in August 2016.