PSE&G to Begin Lengthy Repairs to Bloomfield Gas Mains on Monday

Friday, March 2, 2018

PSE&G to Begin Lengthy Repairs to Bloomfield Gas Mains on Monday

Repairs to be Done on Montgomery, Willet Street, Belleville, Clark, Bay and West Passaic Avenue

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Public Service Enterprise Group (PSE&G) will begin extensive work replacing gas mains throughout Bloomfield on March 5th. The repairs, part of PSE&G’s Gas System Modernization Program, will eventually lead to the replacement of over 40,000 feet of gas mains throughout town, with work being done at several locations at a time.

All residents in the designated work areas will be notified in the coming week of the construction and roadwork by PSE&G representatives, and receive information via door hangers, written letters and contact numbers for PSE&G representatives. Police will be on site assisting with traffic detours. Weather-permitting, the work will begin Monday at the following sites: Montgomery Street and Willet Street; Willet Street and Belleville Avenue; Belleville Avenue and Willet Street and Smith Street; Clark Avenue and Bay Avenue; Augustus Street and Clark Avenue; Clark Place and Clark Avenue; and West Passaic Avenue and Reigate Road.

PSE&G’s repairs involve upgrading gas lines to prevent leaks, and bring gas mains to above industry standards, as part of their capital projects. Work begins with taking samples of soil and asphalt. This can take up to a week, before construction beings. Residents can expect to see spray paint on the streets, marking gas lines.

“The residents of Bloomfield deserve the best available infrastructure, and that includes the underground lines that supply our gas,” said Mayor Michael Venezia. “Updating our gas lines will conserve energy, ensure our residents are receiving these essential services, and improve safety. We have also taken measures to ensure these upgrades are made with as little distraction to residents’ daily lives as possible.”

“We have been assured by PSEG that during construction, our streets will have patched repairs, which will be maintained for the duration of this project, to protect Bloomfield drivers and their vehicles,” said Township Administrator Matthew Watkins. “After repairs are completed, PSE&G will repave at least half the roadway that was repaired.”

Over 40,000 feet of roadwork is slated for maintenance. Updates on this repair work and any traffic announcements will be posted on the Tips 411 App.

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