(December 31, 2014 – Newark, NJ) Public Service Electric & Gas Co. (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, will be upgrading and replacing one of its underground electric transmission circuits along Route 46 in Lodi and Hasbrouck Heights. To conduct this work safely, PSE&G is working with the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) to close the right lane of Route 46 eastbound. During this project, no interruption of electric service is anticipated.
The area for the upcoming underground work is from 156 Route 46 in Lodi through 511 Collins Avenue in Hasbrouck Heights. Starting January 5, the construction activities requiring this lane closure are expected to last approximately eight days and are scheduled for completion on January 13, when normal traffic patterns will be restored.
During this period, utility service to PSE&G customers will continue as usual. While construction is under way along Route 46, some traffic disturbance is expected during the lane closure. However, it should not cause a significant interruption of traffic flow for commuters.
This infrastructure improvement will continue to ensure safe, reliable electric service for area residents and business owners. The underground circuit runs from PSE&G’s Fair Lawn Switching Station through Fair Lawn, Saddle Brook, Lodi, Hasbrouck Heights, Teterboro, South Hackensack, Little Ferry, Ridgefield Park, and Ridgefield into the Bergen Switching Station.
PSE&G will try to keep traffic disruptions to a minimum, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
For everyone’s safety, PSE&G crews use work area protection including local police department traffic management assistance, traffic cones, barriers, utility work signage, and flaggers to provide for a safe project completion. The utility reminds motorists to slow down and be alert when driving past a PSE&G jobsite.
Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey’s oldest and largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly three-quarters of the state’s population. PSE&G is the winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability. PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company (www.pseg.com).