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Natural Gas Mains in Ortley Beach to be Replaced, Detours Expected

Route 35 in Toms River's Ortley Beach section. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Route 35 in Toms River’s Ortley Beach section. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

New Jersey Natural Gas will be replacing several gas mains in Ortley Beach, necessitating lane shifts, closures and detours during the six week-long project, township officials said.

Beginning in early April, NJNG will be replacing 5,125 feet of 2-inch, bare steel distribution main and associated services, officials said. NJNG’s contractor will replace and/or reconnect all natural gas service lines in the project area at no cost to the property owner. Affected property owners will be contacted to make arrangements for their natural gas service to be restored at a mutually agreeable time.

The following streets will be affected:

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• Durborow Avenue, 1st Avenue and Haag Avenue from Bay Boulevard west to Route 35, Southbound
• Washington Avenue from 2nd Avenue to Haag Avenue
• Baltimore Avenue from 2nd Avenue to Trenton Avenue
• Fort Avenue from Route 35, Northbound to East Central Avenue
• 7th Street from Route 35, Northbound to Pennsylvania Avenue East
• Sea Gull Lane from Route 35, Northbound to Railway Avenue East
• Railway Avenue East from Sea Gull Lane to 1st Avenue

In order to relight all appliances NJNG will require access to the property, the company said. To ensure that your NJNG account has the most up-to-date contact information please contact the company’s customer service department at 1-800-221-0051.

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