PSE&G to Begin Electric Reliability Work in Hoboken

(Newark, NJ – June 23, 2017)  Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, will begin construction on new critical underground electrical infrastructure in Hoboken as part of the utility’s Madison Street Substation Project. This work is part of the overall plan for the station that will ensure safe, reliable electric service for residents and businesses in the area. Construction is planned to begin on or around Monday, June 26, 2017 and will continue through December of 2017.

On or around June 26th, underground electric infrastructure will be installed on the following streets:

  • Monroe Street between Second Street & Twelfth Street
  • Jefferson Street between Fourth Street & Twelfth Street
  • Bloomfield Street between Second Street & Fourth Street
  • Fifth Street between Jefferson Street & Grand Street

Construction activities will occur between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays.  Work preparation may begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays.

Construction crews will work on Jefferson Street and Monroe Street, starting from Twelfth Street and working south.  Work at the Thomas Connors School on Second Street and Monroe will begin on or around Monday, July 3, after school’s summer recess begins. Upon completion of this construction work, PSE&G will provide temporary road restoration and will coordinate the final restoration with the City of Hoboken in the spring of 2018.

PSE&G will continue to take all necessary steps to avoid any major inconvenience to our customers in the area. However, road and lane closures with possible detours will be necessary during construction. Road closures will not take place prior to 9:00 a.m.  If possible, motorists are encouraged to travel an alternate route until the work is completed.  Hoboken Police will be on site at all times to oversee and assist with new traffic patterns and all efforts will be made to keep interruptions to a minimum.

For everyone’s safety, PSE&G crews use work area protection, including local police traffic assistance, traffic cones, barriers, utility work signage, and flaggers.  The utility reminds motorists to slow down and be alert when driving past a PSE&G worksite.

For questions or more information about the project, please call PSE&G’s Electric Reliability Hotline at 1-800-901-5035 or visit

About the Madison Street Substation Project

The PSE&G Madison Street Substation Project is a proposed $174 million capital improvement project that will upgrade the station to make it more reliable and resilient in the wake of severe weather. PSE&G will construct a new, elevated substation with state-of-the-art 69,000-volt (69kV) gas insulated switchgear to serve the electric distribution system, benefiting Hoboken businesses and residents.  PSE&G will install new state-of-the-art 4,000-volt (4kV) distribution switchgear on the property adjacent to the existing station and relocate existing electric distribution infrastructure from Marshall Street Substation on 2nd Street to the new Madison Street Substation, allowing for deconstruction of the Marshall Street Substation.

PSE&G will raise all critical electric transmission facilities and distribution equipment above new Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood guidelines, replace aging infrastructure, and install new technology that can monitor the station remotely and restore power more quickly if an outage occurs. These improvements will enhance the safety and reliability of our power delivery system and achieve resiliency during severe weather.

PSE&G is working closely with the City of Hoboken and has enlisted a Hoboken-based architectural firm to design a facility that complements the urban fabric of the city.

Once the Madison Street Substation is expanded and placed into service, the Marshall Street Station will be decommissioned and that property will be remediated and deeded to the City. 

The substation upgrade portion of this project is pending approval by the Hoboken City Council and Planning Board.

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 (