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

FOLSOM, N.J., July 9, 2018 – South Jersey Gas advises residents, business owners and motorists in the Borough of Runnemede that construction work will begin on or about Monday, July 16 (weather permitting) to enhance its infrastructure as part of the Accelerated Infrastructure Replacement Program. The work is expected to be completed by December 2018. 
 
Natural gas main upgrades will take place along Hirsch Avenue, Singley Avenue, Engle Place, Dettmar Terrace, W. 3rd Avenue, Glover Drive, Ellen Lane, Williams Avenue, Andrea Road, Burt Road and Lakeview Drive.
 
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 spring 2019. 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 5:00 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 Waterford Division at 856-768-2900, extension 6240 and reference the Runnemede Grid Project.
 

About South Jersey Gas

South Jersey Gas, subsidiary of SJI (NYSE:SJI), delivers safe, reliable, and affordable natural gas and promotes energy efficiency to approximately 385,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, and portions of Gloucester, Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey. For more information, visit southjerseygas.com.

About SJI

SJI (NYSE: SJI), an energy services holding company based in Folsom, NJ, delivers safe, reliable, affordable natural gas service to approximately 681,000 customers in New Jersey and Maryland through its three regulated natural gas utilities - South Jersey Gas, Elizabethtown Gas and Elkton Gas. SJI’s non-utility businesses within South Jersey Energy Solutions promote efficiency, clean technology and renewable energy by providing customized wholesale commodity marketing and fuel management services; acquiring and marketing natural gas and electricity for retail customers; and developing, owning and operating on-site energy production facilities. SJI Midstream houses the company’s interest in the PennEast Pipeline Project. Visit sjindustries.com for more information about SJI and its subsidiaries.

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