June 2022 Update:
Utility poles replaced with taller, sturdier poles that combine new 69kV circuits with existing 26kV, 13kV or 4kV circuits.
Reliability Project Overview
PSE&G is currently conducting statewide electric reliability improvements to its utility infrastructure. These enhancements will improve both electric service reliability and system redundancy to ensure safe and reliable service to our customers. Throughout the state of New Jersey, PSE&G infrastructure upgrades will reduce the demand on the existing 26kV network. The projects will install 69kV transmission circuits connecting PSE&G stations around the state.
- New 69kV circuits will connect the Toney's Brook Substation, located at 109 Washington Street, to the Harvey Switching Station in Clifton.
- Work will occur on Broad Street, Spruce Street, JFK Dr., Passaic Avenue, Valentine Road, and Bay Avenue.
- The existing utility poles will be replaced with taller, sturdier poles that combine new 69kV circuits with existing 26kV, 13kV, or 4kV circuits.
- Vegetation Management activity such as tree trimming or tree removals may occur in order to allow for the safe installation of new equipment.
- Pole line reconstruction commenced in the 3rd Quarter of 2020.
- The project is estimated to be completed by the 3rd Quarter of 2021.
- In addition, the existing Toney's Brook Substation will be upgraded to enhance the electric transmission system's reliability and provide resiliency during severe weather events. This three-year project is expected to be completed in 2023.
- PSE&G will work with the Bloomfield Police to keep traffic impacts to a minimum.