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PSE&G to upgrade aging gas pipes in Little Falls

Public Service Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G) will be working in Little Falls to replace a little over a half mile of old gas pipes with new piping – ensuring a continued safe, clean and reliable gas system well into the future. Beginning in early July, work will take place Monday through Friday (with the possibility of Saturday work) between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm, weather permitting.

The following streets will be impacted by the work that Public Service is doing to replace gas mains as well as upgrading the house service lines;
Madison Ave
Harrison Street
Jackson Street
Cedar Street
Willow Ave
Oak Place

Ryle Ave has a new gas main, but they are planning on upgrading the house service on this street.

The signs they have posted for No Parking say 8AM until 5PM, although they have worked as late as 8PM.

If you need any other information, please contact DPW Superintendent Phil Simone.

The gas main replacement portion of the work is expected to be complete by September. The paving and street restoration is expected to be completed in spring of 2018.

“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. “After decades of freezing and thawing, unprotected steel and cast iron pipes can become brittle and crack. The new durable, plastic pipes will improve reliability, reduce the possibility of leaks, and ensure the continued safety of gas service for customers.”

PSE&G is committed to keeping customers in [town] informed about where and when the work will take place. Residents will be notified when work begins in their area by mail, email, door hangers and Facebook posts. Customers can find more information at www.pseg.com/gaswork

“Maintaining our community’s infrastructure is critical to the vitality of Little Falls,” said Mayor James Damiano. “PSE&G’s investment in upgrading our aging gas infrastructure will ensure the continued reliability of our gas service. We appreciate the patience of our residents while PSE&G performs this important work in our town.”

How the work will be done

Before construction can start, the utility tests soil and digs test holes to verify the location of existing gas pipe. When this preliminary work is complete, PSE&G will begin installing the new gas lines. 

  • To upgrade the gas lines, PSE&G digs trenches, primarily in road surfaces, and lays new pipes block by block to minimize disruptions. There will be short-term road closures and detours during construction. Local police will direct vehicle and pedestrian traffic. At the end of each workday, the trenches are filled in and protective plates secured on any open areas so people can safely drive and walk. Customers will always have access to their driveways.
  • When possible, the utility does not dig on properties. If PSE&G does have to dig on a customer’s property, the utility will restore any disturbance after the service line is installed. Grass areas are repaired and seeded, and concrete or asphalt openings are patched until final restoration work is scheduled.
  • After construction, a PSE&G technician needs to access customers’ homes 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.
  • If a gas meter is inside, PSE&G relocates it to the outside of the customer’s home or business. A technician will relight all appliances and make sure they are working safely before leaving a home.
  • When work is finished, the utility repairs roads with temporary pavement until the ground settles. This takes about 45 to 90 days. PSE&G then restores the roads with permanent paving in accordance with town ordinance and paving requirements.