FOLSOM, N.J., May 7, 2018 – South Jersey Gas advises residents, business owners and motorists in Washington Township that construction work will begin on or about Monday, May 14 (weather permitting) to enhance its infrastructure as part of the Accelerated Infrastructure Replacement Program. The work is expected to be completed by early July 2018.
Installation of 2-inch and 6-inch yellow plastic natural gas mains will take place along Greentree Road, Wedgewood Drive, Avonbrook Drive, Green Valley Road, Barclay Drive, Woodbrook Road, Lombardy Road, Garfield Avenue, Concord Court, Whitman Drive, Yorktown Road, Canal Street and Preston Court.
To ensure safe travel, there will be lane closures with appropriate traffic control personnel directing motorists and pedestrians around all work. In addition, there may be some road closures on select narrow side streets where work will be performed. Residents and businesses along these streets will have access to and from their properties at all times.
The program’s primary focus is the accelerated replacement of aging bare steel mains with more durable plastic pipe, providing significant safety and reliability benefits for customers.
All excavations will be restored on a daily basis. A temporary repair will be made in most cases until the final restoration occurs. Openings in concrete will be temporarily patched with asphalt until final restoration with concrete occurs. Final restorations and paving in the area are anticipated to be completed by fall 2018. All restorations are completed in compliance with local and county regulations.
South Jersey Gas or its contractor will contact customers to gain access to properties with gas service to complete this work. Work will take place Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There is a possibility that work will be performed some Saturdays during the same timeframe.
If residents have questions or would like more information about this project, please contact the South Jersey Gas Glassboro Division at (856) 881-7000, extension 7106 and reference the Greentree and Others Project.
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