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

FOLSOM, N.J., December 29, 2017 – South Jersey Gas advises residents, business owners and motorists in Ocean City that construction work will begin on or about Monday, Jan. 8 (weather permitting) to enhance its infrastructure as part of the Accelerated Infrastructure Replacement Program. The work is expected to be completed by May 2018.  
Installation of 2-inch and 4-inch yellow plastic natural gas mains will take place along Asbury Avenue, Central Avenue, Wesley Avenue, West Avenue, Haven Avenue, Simpson Avenue, Waterway Road, Sunnyside Court, Bayland Drive, Bay Avenue, Roosevelt Boulevard, 36th Street, 34th Street, 33rd Street, 32nd Street, 31st Street, 30th Street, 29th Street, 28th Street, 27th Street, 24th Street, 23rd Street, and 22nd Street. Work on 34th Street will be completed first, followed by work beginning on the Beach side of the island moving toward the Bay side.
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 fall 2018. 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 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There is a possibility that work will be performed some Saturdays in January and February from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.   
If residents have questions or would like more information about this project, please contact the South Jersey Gas Cape May Division at (609) 465-2900, extension 6250 and reference the Wesley Avenue Project.

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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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