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Bridgewater Township

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.

Activity Overview

  • New 69kV circuits will connect local substations serving your community, increasing the reliability and capacity of electric service
  • 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.
  • PSE&G will work with the Township of Bridgewater Police to keep traffic impacts to a minimum.

This route will be along the existing public right of ways in the towns of Bridgewater, Green Brook, Middlesex, Dunellen, North Plainfield, Plainfield and Scotch Plains. 

For more information on this project, please contact:

Project Hotline - North
1-800-901-5035
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For media inquiries regarding this project, please contact:

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

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

Q4 2020

We have completed surveying of the right-of-way, along with verifying subsurface conditions and underground utilities.  On or about the middle November, you may see our crews on the right-of-way installing temporary access roads. These temporary access roads, either stone or timber matting, allow for our construction traffic and work locations around each transmission structure. All construction activity will take place within the limits of the ROW.

Once completed, contractors will begin installation of the foundations for the new “Y” monopoles.  These new “Y” monopoles may shift along the centerline of the existing lattice towers, but will remain within the ROW.  This work may generate some unavoidable noise and vibration.  In addition, our contractors will begin the process of removing the wires from the existing structure.  Road closures will be needed for this process.

Pursuant to the Bridgewater construction office, work hours will be Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. All construction activity will take place within the limits of the ROW. 

Safety is our highest priority at PSE&G, and it is essential that you and anyone occupying your property refrain from going on the right-of-way during these activities.

PLEASE NOTE: Maintaining proper tree clearance from the power lines is absolutely necessary to assure:

  • The continued safety of homeowners living near the transmission lines,
  • The safety of PSE&G employees and contractors working on the power lines, and
  • The reliability of the electric utility system.

In order to maintain PSE&G’s facilities, the cutting and/or mowing of vegetation brush may be necessary on the transmission right-of-way that crosses your property.  Every effort will be made to minimize the impact on your property.

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.

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