Crews replacing gas mains on sections of Main Street and Madison Avenue in Madison could affect traffic when the nighttime construction begins in August, Public Service Electric & Gas announced Monday.
Construction is scheduled to begin around Aug. 13 and continue until the project is completed around Oct. 26.
The utility said it is "replacing gas mains and services in Madison to ensure safe, reliable utility service for area residents and business owners."
"This project is part of PSE&G’s annual gas main and service replacement, which will help strengthen the distribution system," a news release from the company said.
The first phase will focus on Main Street between Greenwood Avenue and Green Village Road, and is expected to take approximately five weeks. Work hours for the Main Street portion are from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
The second phase will focus on Madison Avenue between Park Avenue and Loantaka Way, and will begin after the Main Street work is complete. Work hours are scheduled for 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
PSE&G said traffic interruptions "will be kept to a minimum" and asked drivers to use caution:
During this time, traffic interruptions will be kept to a minimum. PSE&G regrets any inconvenience this may cause.
For everyone’s safety, PSE&G and contractor crews use work area protection. Traffic cones and utility work signs will allow the job to be done safely. The utility reminds motorists to slow down when driving through the area.