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PSE&G will begin working in Millburn to replace old gas pipes with new piping. The gas modernization project will begin on Linden Street next Monday, March 26. Work will begin at Montview Avenue, between Lake Road and Barberry Lane, on March 29. A portion of Old Short Hills Road, from South Orange Avenue to Silver Spring Road, will begin on April 2. If road closures are required they will be communicated with the public. Over the summer PSE&G will conduct work on Highland Avenue and Station Plaza (adjacent to the Short Hills Train Station.)
To upgrade the gas lines, PSE&G digs trenches, primarily in road surfaces, and lays new pipes block-by-block to minimize disruptions. Should there be short-term road closures and detours during construction, police officers will direct vehicle and pedestrian traffic. At the end of each workday, the trenches are filled in and protective places secured on any open areas so people can safely drive and walk.
After construction, a PSE&G technician needs to access the customer’s home to connect the service line and gas meter to the new gas main. The utility contacts homeowners to arrange a date and time to do the work. During this reconnection, customers can expect to be without gas service for about 4 hours.
When work is finished the utility repairs roads with temporary pavement until the ground settles. This takes about 45-90 days. PSE&G will then pave the road at the completion of the project.
PSE&G can be reached at 1-800-436-7734.