- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Jersey City’s mayor says the state’s biggest utility shows utter disregard for urban areas when it rips up freshly paved roads to perform underground work and leaves them in shoddy condition.

The Jersey Journal (https://bit.ly/1NojWG1 ) reports that Mayor Steve Fulop said Monday the city is halting all non-essential PSE&G; work until the utility agrees to adhere to new city law. It requires contractors to leave freshly paved roads as they found them.

The directive has stopped at least seven projects.

Fulop says PSE&G; wouldn’t perform sloppy work in affluent towns and claims the utility only does it in urban areas.

PSE&G; spokeswoman Karen Johnson says the company is reviewing all work and will make repairs according to the road restoration plan approved by the city.


Information from: The Jersey Journal , https://www.nj.com/jjournal

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