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69kV Statewide Initiative

Public Service Electric & Gas Co. (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, is committed to delivering safe, reliable electric service to its customers. Maintaining world-class reliability requires an electric infrastructure that can keep pace with customers’ evolving energy needs. Over the last several decades, New Jersey has experienced tremendous commercial and residential growth. As businesses and residents use more electricity, it is our responsibility to reinforce, upgrade, and in many cases replace, our electric transmission infrastructure to keep up with that demand.

In order to meet existing electric needs, and be better prepared for Sandy-like storms, PSE&G is re-wiring its local power system to create the electric infrastructure of the future by increasing system capacity, enhancing system reliability, and providing greater system redundancy for our customers.

PSE&G is investing to replace or supplement its 50-plus-year-old 26kV lines to bring 69kV power throughout the state.  These projects are done either within existing substations and switching stations, or through the construction of new stations, and include installing and replacing overhead lines. The enhanced power lines will be carried on taller, sturdier replacement poles along existing routes.

Since 2007, PSE&G has installed more than 400 miles of 69,000-volt (69kV) lines in more than 93 municipalities in New Jersey to ensure that the people of New Jersey have the power they need when they need it today and for decades to come. By the end of 2023, we anticipate that 570 miles will have been upgraded.

For questions, please contact our Project Hotline at 1-800-901-5035.

For more information on this project, please contact:

Project Hotline - North
1-800-901-5035
Project Hotline - South
1-800-606-0045

For media inquiries regarding this project, please contact:

PSE&G's Media Hotline
973-430-7734
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Construction Schedule

69kV Construction


12-17-18 through Spring 2019

PSE&G plans to begin upgrading and replacing the utility poles along Dey Road beginning near Pheasant Hollow Drive and continuing to Rt 130.  This work is expected to begin on or around Monday, December 17 and continue intermittently through the spring 2019.  Work will occur between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as some weekend work, as needed. There are no service outages planned with this work

Bridgewater Township


August 14-18 2017

PSE&G will be completing underground construction activity on Main Street between Tea Street (Bound Brook) and STS Drive. Minor traffic changes may be required, including lane shifts. 

Safety is our highest priority. PSE&G is working with the Bridgewater Police Department to minimize any traffic concerns or inconvenience to the public. It is essential that you and anyone using your property, including children and pets, refrain from going near our construction work zones. For construction activities in and on the public right of way, local authorities will provide traffic control to keep both our work crews and the traveling public safe.

Camden Switching Station


Ongoing

Begining on February 20, 2019 construction activities at the Camden Switching Station in Pennsauken, NJ are scheduled to begin.  In support of construction, a temporary transformer will be installed within the transmission right of way (ROW) on PSE&G property for approximately 18 months.  We will also replace and install taller, sturdier utility poles and run new electric wires within the ROW.  Some aspects of construction may cause unavoidable noise and the use of temporary lighting.  PSE&G will make every effort to minimize sound levels.

Work hours will be between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as some nights and weekends, as needed.  The station will be in-service in December 2020, with final restoration completed by the spring of the following year.  Work schedules are estimations and subject to change. 

City of Plainfield


Beginning late-January 2018

Overhead construction to upgrade utility poles is expected to begin on or around January 23 on Myrtle Avenue, Everett Place, and West Front Street in the City of Plainfield. Safety is our primary concern. To complete this work safely, PSE&G will work with the City of Plainfield Police Department to minimize any traffic concerns or inconvenience to the public when necessary. Some brief lane or road closures may be required. 

 

Construction Schedule


Ongoing

Construction began in November 2020 and will continue until the project is complete in December 2022. All work will occur on PSE&G property from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday as well as, some night and weekends, as needed.

Construction Schedule




On or around September 10 2018, PSE&G crews and our approved contractors will begin installing new, upgraded poles on Van Cleef Road between Jean Road and Amwell Road. All work will be completed between 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Work in this area will be intermittent. 

On or around September 17 2018 and continuing until the end of October, PSE&G and our approved contractors will begin installing new, upgraded poles on working on Elizabeth Avenue between Weston Road and School House Road. 

Safety is our highest priority. PSE&G and our approved contractors will be working with the Franklin Township Police Department to minimize any traffic concerns or inconvenience to the public. It is essential that you and anyone using your property, including children and pets, refrain from going near our construction work zones.

 

 

Dunellen


December 2017 - February 2018

PSE&G will be upgrading and replacing the utility poles along Madison Avenue, Mountain View Terrace, N. Washington Avenue, 1st Ave, Jackson Ave, and Dunellen Avenue.

This work is expected to begin in Dunellen early December and continue, intermittently, throughout early 2018, working between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as some weekend work, as needed.

To safely complete this work, lane closures and/or brief road closures may be required.

All closures will be coordinated with Dunellen Borough Police Department. 

Ewing


ongoing

February 2019 Update

PSE&G will continue upgrading and replacing the utility poles and electric wire on the following streets:

• Pennington Road (Route 31) between Diverty Road and Bull Run Road
• Bull Run Road between Pennington Road (Route 31) and Federal City Road
• Federal City Road between Bull Run Road and Bunker Hill Road
• Bunker Hill Road between Federal City Road and Stewarts Crossing Way

Overhead construction activities will continue intermittently throughout 2019.  Work hours will be between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as some nights and weekends, as needed. All schedules are estimates, weather dependent and subject to change.  Lane shifts, detours and road closures may be required during construction and will be coordinated with local police and traffic control. 

Ewing


Q4 2022

Pile Driving

Franklin Township 69kV Construction


December 10 - January 7

Crews are currenly working the installation of new poles and overhead construction activity on Van Cleef Road, and will be moving to Amwell Road between Van Cleef Road and Elizabeth Avenue on or around December 10 and continue intermittently for 4-6 weeks.  All work will be completed between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as some weekend work, as needed. Safety is our highest priority. PSE&G and our approved contractors will be working with the Franklin Township Police Department to minimize any traffic concerns or inconvenience to the public.  There are no planned outages associated with this work.

Gloucester City


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Overhead Construction

Please note: Construction schedule information is tentative and subject to change based on several factors, including weather and field conditions.

PSE&G will be upgrading and replacing utility poles along Nicholson Road and Route 130. We expect construction to begin to begin February 2021.  This work will continue intermittently through 2021.  Work will take place between 7:00 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Some weekend work may be necessary.

 

Station Project 

Beginning in January 2019 PSE&G crews will begin site preliminary site work at the Gloucester Switching Station. Underground construction work, foundation installations, raising towers and tree removals will be completed. Heavy construction activities are expected to begin in August 2019. You may notice an increase in noise caused by this work. All work will occur within PSE&G property and within the transmission right-of-way. Work hours will be between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as some nights and weekends, as needed. The station will be in-service by December 2020, with landscaping and final restoration completed by the summer of 2021. All schedules are estimates, weather dependent and subject to change.

Green Brook


Fall 2018

PSE&G will be completing the transfer of equipment from old poles onto new poles throughout Green Brook, working with local police for traffic control as needed. 

 

 

 

 

Hamilton Township


June 1, 2017 through July 31, 2017

Vegetation management activity, pole setting, wire work and equipment transfer will take place intermittently through May on the following streets in Hamilton Township:

  • White Horse Mercerville Rd.
  • Klockner Rd.

Work includes installing new poles, installing new 69kV cable and critical electrical equipment, and removal of old poles (please also reference the "Overhead Construction Process" page for additional information). 

Safety is our primary concern. PSE&G will work with the Ewing and Hamilton Police Departments to minimize any traffic concerns or inconveniences to the public. During construction, please refrain from going near our construction work zones.

Hoboken




PSE&G will 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 AM If possible, motorists are encouraged to travel an alternate route until the work is completed. Hoboken Police will be on site during construction hours to oversee and assist with new traffic patterns. All efforts will be made to keep interruptions to a minimum.

 

Hopewell 69KV


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Please note: Construction schedule information is tentative and subject to change based on several factors, including weather and field conditions.

Q1 2021 Update

PSE&G will be upgrading and replacing utility poles along Route 31 (Pennington Road), and will continue along Pennington Hopewell Road, Moores Mill Mt Rose Road and Pennington Rocky Hill Road.  We expect construction to begin to begin on or around February 22, 2021.  This work will continue intermittently for six to 9 months.  Work will take place between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Some weekend work may be necessary.

We expect construction at the Mt. Rose Substation to begin Q2 2021. All work will take place within PSE&G property.  Work hours will be between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday>, as well as some nights and weekends, as needed. 

The station will be in-service by the summer of 2022 with landscaping and final restoration completed by the end of that same year. 

 

June 2018 Update

PSE&G will continue upgrading and replacing the utility poles and electric wire on the following streets:

• Pennington Road (Route 31) between Diverty Road and Blackwell Road

• Blackwell Road between Pennington Road (Route 31) and Pennington Lawrenceville Road

• Pennington Lawrenceville Road between Blackwell Road and Federal City Road

• Federal City Road between Pennington Lawrenceville Road and Blackwell Road

• Blackwell Road between Federal City Road and Cold Soil Road

• Cold Soil Road between Blackwell Road and Carter Road

Overhead construction activities will continue intermittently throughout 2019. Work hours will be between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as some nights and weekends, as needed. All schedules are estimates, weather dependent and subject to change. Lane shifts, detours and road closures may be required during construction and will be coordinated with local police and traffic control.

 

February 2019 Update

PSE&G will continue upgrading and replacing the utility poles and electric wire on the following streets:

• Pennington Road (Route 31) between Diverty Road and Bull Run Road

• Bull Run Road between Pennington Road (Route 31) and Federal City Road

• Federal City Road between Bull Run Road and Bunker Hill Road

• Bunker Hill Road between Federal City Road and Stewarts Crossing Way

Overhead construction activities will continue intermittently throughout 2019. Work hours will be between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as some nights and weekends, as needed. All schedules are estimates, weather dependent and subject to change. Lane shifts, detours and road closures may be required during construction and will be coordinated with local police and traffic control.

 

April 2019 Update

PSE&G will begin underground manholes and electrical equipment installtion on or about May 1, 2019, and to be completed by late August 2019.  Underground construction will take place along the following roadways:
• Pennington Lawrenceville Road between Blackwell Road and Federal City Road
• Federal City Road between Pennington Lawrenceville Road and Blackwell Road

Work activities will take place during the daytime, between 8:30a.m. and 6:30p.m., Monday through Friday.  Work schedules are estimates, weather dependent and subject to change.  Some aspects of this activity may result in unavoidable noise.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please note:  We do not expect this project to cause any service interruptions.

Detours and a road closure are required during construction and will be coordinated with the Hopewell Police Department and traffic control. Federal City Road between Pennington Lawrenceville Road and Blackwell Road, will be closed from 9a.m. – 6p.m. However, local traffic will continue to have access to residential driveways. 

Little Falls


July 5, 2017 through December 2017

Pole replacement and overhead construction activity will occur on:

Jean Drive, Ethel Drive, Francisco Ave, Ridge Road, Long Hill Road, and Notch Road

Construction activity will occur predominately Monday-Saturday, between 7:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.

During construction, limited lane closures may be required to accommodate safe work and travel conditions. Safety is our primary concern. PSE&G will work with the Little Falls Police Department to minimize any traffic and parking concerns and inconvenience to the public. During construction, please refrain from going near our construction work zones.  

Locust Street Restoration


03/25/19 - 06/31/19

On or about, Monday, March 25, 2019 PSE&G’s approved contactors will begin restoring sidewalks and curbs as well as milling and paving roadways on the following streets:
• South 2nd Street between Walnut and Line Street
• Walnut Street between South 2nd Street and South 3rd Street
• South 3rd Street between Walnut Street and Spruce Street
• Spruce Street between South 3rd Street and South 2nd Street
• Locust Street between Walnut Street and Spruce Street

Work hours will be between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, as well as some nights as needed. This actvitity is scheduled to continue through the end of May 2019. All schedules are estimates, weather dependent and subject to change.

Detours, lane shifts and a road closure are required during restoration. Walnut Street between Locust Street and 2nd Street, will be closed during construction hours. Please adhere to all posted signs as there may also be limited or no street parking. All traffic and parking changes will be coordinated with the local police department and traffic control to minimize any inconvenience to the public.

Safety is our highest priority. It is essential that you and anyone using your property, including children and pets, refrain from going near our construction work zones.

Maywood




Work continues on building new gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) within the property fence line.

For questions, please call our project hotline at 1-800-901-5035.

Middlesex


Late April 2018

Underground construction activity has been completed in this area, and PSE&G and our approved contractors will be completing restoration to the affected roadways. Weather dependent, milling activity will begin April 26, 2018 and paving will occur on April 27, 2018. During work hours, no street parking will be permitted and road closures will be required during paving with no vehicle access. Traffic control and detours will be in place during restoration efforts.

Work will occur on the following streets:

  • Green Brook Road between Bound Brook Road and Spring Mills Road
  • Bound Brook Road between Green Brook Road and Locust Avenue

In order to complete this work with minimal impact to your community, police will be directing traffic and motorists will have access to the roads during non-paving hours. We ask that you please adhere to the no parking signs that may be placed on the streets listed above.

Safety is our highest priority. PSE&G will work with the local Police Department to minimize any traffic concerns or inconvenience to the public. It is essential that you and anyone using your property, including children and pets, refrain from going near our construction work zones.

New Milford




New Milford Substation

Civil and electrical construction activity will continue inside the station through. No service outages are expected during this work. 

Due to unexpected changes in construction within the property of the New Milford Substation, PSE&G and its approved contractors will be carrying out additional construction activity on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20. 

Safety is our primary concern. PSE&G will work with the New Milford Police Department to minimize any traffic concerns or inconveniences to the public. During construction, please refrain from going near our construction work zones.

North Brunswick


October 23 - December 15

PSE&G will 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 AM If possible, motorists are encouraged to travel an alternate route until the work is completed. Hoboken Police will be on site during construction hours to oversee and assist with new traffic patterns. All efforts will be made to keep interruptions to a minimum.

North Plainfield


2/6/18 - 3/30/18

Overhead construction activity to install new utility poles and upgraded cable will begin on or around February 6 and continue through late March 2018 on Greenbrook Road between Clinton Ave and Grove Street. Brief road or lane closures may be required to safely complete this work. 

All work around West End Elementary School will be completed on weekends to minimize inconvenience and impact.

Safety is our highest priority. PSE&G will work with the North Plainfield Borough Police Department to minimize any traffic concerns or inconvenience to the public. It is essential that you and anyone using your property, including children and pets, refrain from going near our construction work zones. For construction activities in and on the public right of way, local authorities will provide traffic control to keep both our work crews and the traveling public safe.

Somerville


Fall 2020

Construction Update

PSE&G will be upgrading and replacing utility poles along Davenport Street, High Street and W. Main Street. We expect construction to begin the fall of 2020. This work will continue intermittantly through December 2021.  Work will take place between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Some weekend work may be necessary.

Please note: Construction schedule information is tentative and subject to change based on several factors, including weather and field conditions.

South Brunswick


December 17 2018 through Spring 2019

PSE&G plans to begin upgrading and replacing the utility poles along Dey Road beginning near Pheasant Hollow Drive and continuing to Rt 130.  This work is expected to begin on or around Monday, December 17 and continue intermittently through the spring 2019.  Work will occur between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as some weekend work, as needed. There are no service outages planned with this work.

Trenton


Fall 2017

Pole setting, wire work and equipment transfer will take place intermittently on the following streets in the City of Trenton:

  • Adeline Street
  • Broad Street
  • Clinton Ave

Work includes installing new poles, installing new 69kV cable and critical electrical equipment, and removal of old poles (please also reference the "Overhead Construction Process" page for additional information). 

At the same time we are doing the above work we will begin additional electric upgrades in the city of Trenton.

Beginning in September 2017 and continuing intermittently through May 2018, PSE&G will be replacing utility poles throughout the City of Trenton.  This work is part of the Fernwood Network Upgrade to eliminate outdated equipment and upgrade utility poles and equipment where necessary to ensure optimal service for customers. These upgrades will help prepare the area for future utility upgrades as well, to enhance and improve the reliability of PSE&G’s electric service to City of Trenton and the surrounding area.

Work will occur on the following streets:

  • River Road
  • Afton Avenue
  • Sanhican Drive
  • Morningside Drive
  • Abernathy Drive
  • La Barre Avenue
  • Argyle Avenue
  • Mill Road
  • School Lane
  • Shelburne Ave
  • Route 29

Safety is our primary concern. PSE&G will work with the City of Trenton, Ewing and Hamilton Police Departments to minimize any traffic concerns or inconveniences to the public. During construction, please refrain from going near our construction work zones.  It is essential that you and anyone using your property, including children and pets, refrain from going near our construction work zones.

Union Township


December 2018

Beginning in November 2018 and continuing for several months, PSE&G will be completing vegetation maintenance and replacing utility poles throughout Union Township. This work is part of the 69kV upgrade connecting Stanley Terrace Substation and Springfield Road Substation. These upgrades will help to enhance and improve the reliability of PSE&G’s electric service to Union Township and the surrounding area.

Beginning November  2018, PSE&G overhead construction crews and vegetation management contractor crews will begin working on Morrison Ave between Stuyvesant Avenue and Winslow Avenue. PSE&G anticipates continuing work on Winslow Avenue, Commerce Avenue, Morris Avenue, and Rahway Avenue throughout 2019. Work will occur intermittently at each location and police will be on-site during all activity to ensure safe traffic operations and minimal inconvenience.

Beginning on or around December 3, PSE&G anticipates beginning underground construction activities on Springfield Road between Milltown Road and Route 22. Work will occur from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM and will require a road closure. Work is expected to be completed in 1 week. 

There are no planned electric service outages affiliated with this work

Safety is our highest priority. PSE&G will work with the Union Township Police Department to minimize any traffic concerns or inconvenience to the public. During construction, short-term lane or shoulder closures may be necessary. It is essential that you and anyone using your property, including children and pets, refrain from going near our construction work zones. For construction activities in and on the public right of way, local authorities will provide traffic control to keep both our work crews and the traveling public safe.

Wayne


July 2017 through August 2017

PSE&G plans to begin overhead and underground construction on or around July 5, 2017 and will continue through early-August 2017. Some unavoidable noise will be generated during construction. Construction activities will occur on the following streets:

  • Paterson Hamburg Turnpike between Hinchman Avenue and Ratzer Road
  • University Drive between Hamburg Turnpike and West Overlook
  • West Overlook Avenue and Overlook Avenue to Linda Vista Avenue
  • High Mountain Road between Walray Avenue and Lakeview Avenue

Safety is our highest priority. PSE&G will work with the Wayne and North Haledon Police Departments to minimize any traffic concerns or inconvenience to the public. It is essential that you and anyone using your property, including children and pets, refrain from going near our construction work zones. Local authorities will provide traffic control to keep both our work crews and the traveling public safe, lane closures or detours may be required.