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South Jersey Gas to Begin Construction in Somers Point as Part of Safety and Reliability Enhancements

FOLSOM, N.J., June 22, 2017 – South Jersey Gas wants to advise residents, business owners, and motorists in the City of Somers Point that construction work will begin on or about Wednesday, July 5 (weather permitting) to enhance its infrastructure as part of the Accelerated Infrastructure Replacement Program. The work is expected to be completed by January 2018.

Installation of 2” and 4” yellow plastic natural gas mains will take place along W. New York Avenue, W. Connecticut Avenue, Rhode Island Avenue, 7th Street, 6th Street, 5th Street, 4th Street, 3rd Street, 2nd Street, Shore Road (CR #585), E. Maryland Avenue, E. Dawes Avenue, E. Wilmont Avenue, W. Ocean Avenue, Warwick Avenue, Harrison Avenue, Bliss Avenue, Sunny Avenue, Campbell Avenue, Harned Avenue, Bay Avenue, E. Meyran Avenue, E. Pierson Avenue, E. Johnson Avenue, E. Cedar Avenue, Pleasant Avenue, Sunset Avenue, W. Maryland Avenue, W. Johnson Avenue, Bethel Road, W. Cedar Avenue, Atlantic Avenue (1st Street), W. Pierson Avenue, Doran Avenue, W. Dawes Avenue, W. Meyran Avenue, Atlantic Avenue, and associated side streets.

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. Openings made in the grass during the fall and winter seasons may not be restored until there is warmer weather to facilitate grass growth. 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 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. There is also a possibility that work will be performed on some Saturdays to accommodate customer appointments, with the city’s approval. If residents have questions or would like more information about this project, please contact the South Jersey Gas Atlantic Division at (609) 645-2690 and reference the Somers Point 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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