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South Jersey Gas to Begin Construction in Deptford Township as Part of Safety and Reliability Enhancements

FOLSOM, N.J., July 18, 2017 – South Jersey Gas advises residents, business owners, and motorists in Deptford Township that construction work will begin on or about Tuesday, Aug. 1 (weather permitting) to enhance its infrastructure as part of the Accelerated Infrastructure Replacement Program. The work is expected to be completed by October 2017.
 
Installation of 2” and 6” yellow plastic natural gas mains will take place along Princeton Boulevard, Grove Court, University Boulevard, Dickinson Road, Drexel Avenue, Haverford Avenue, Bucknell Avenue, and Cedarcrest Road. Work on Princeton Boulevard and University Boulevard will be completed first, followed by the side streets.
 
To ensure safe travel, there may be temporary 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 of 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 spring 2018. All restorations are completed in compliance with local and county regulations.
 
South Jersey Gas or its contractors will contact customers to gain access to properties with gas service to complete this work. Crews will work Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. There is also a possibility that work will be performed on some Saturdays to accommodate customer appointments, with the township’s approval. 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 Deptford project.

About South Jersey Gas

South Jersey Gas, subsidiary of South Jersey Industries (NYSE:SJI), delivers safe, reliable, affordable natural gas and promotes energy efficiency to approximately 381,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, and portions of Gloucester, Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey. Visit www.southjerseygas.com to learn more about South Jersey Gas and its programs.

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