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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 circuits connecting PSE&G stations around the state.

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

69kV Reliability Project

Fall 2020

PSE&G will be upgrading the electric system in your neighborhood to continue to provide safe, reliable service.  Construction crews have been actively working on the PSE&G and public rights-of-way in East Brunswick and South Brunswick as well as surrounding communities.  

To comply with the Board of Public Utilities’ Vegetation Management Rules, we may also trim and remove trees where necessary.  We will install taller, sturdier utility poles and run new electric wires along existing pole lines.    Please note:  PSE&G does not expect this project to cause any service interruptions. 

Pole replacement started at Route 130, and continued along Church Lane, Dunhams Corner Road, Ryders Lane and on Milltown Road.  We expect construction to begin on or about October 26, 2020 and continue until December 2021.  Work will take place between 9:00 am and 3:00pm Monday through Friday.  Some weekend work may also be necessary.

Lane closures and detours may occur during construction.  PSE&G will work with the East Brunswick Police Department to minimize any traffic concerns or inconvenience to the public. 

Safety is our highest priority.  It is essential that you and everyone 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 work crews and the traveling public safe.

Should you have any questions or concerns please call us at 1-800-901-5035.  Thank you for understanding as we improve electric service reliability and resiliency for the region.

Metchuen-Trenton-Burlington Project

The MTB project will begin right-of-way (ROW) access road and foundation construction activity at multiple locations along the electric transmission ROW in Edison.  The expected activity will include erosion and sediment (silt socks) controls, z-cuts, and stone and matting for access.

Construction crews have mobilized for drilling and pouring of caisson foundations.
The schedule and locations of these activities are fluid and subject to change based on numerous factors, including weather and ground conditions.  A variety of contractors will be executing the work.

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 BE ADVISED: There will be temporary and intermittent closures of the boat ramp located near Hardenberg Lane in East Brunswick.  This process involves daily closures in December 2018 for the removal of wire from the transmission structure south of Hardenburg Lane to the structure north of Hardenburg Lane on the opposite side of Farrington Lake.

PSE&G and its contractors will let down the underbuild wire with a 6K rope machine in a controlled manner and tail out over the roadway:

  • There will be a bucket truck at the structure south of Hardenburg Lane
  • A bucket truck will be position in the middle of Hardenburg Lane
  • Local police and Traffic Safety will be staged on Hardenburg Lane
  • A watchman will be stationed on the peninsula for boat traffic

Going forward, there will be temporary closures of the boat ramp on an intermittent basis from January through May of 2019.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: On or about Wednesday, April 17, 2019, PSE&G and its contractors will utilize helicopter crews to help install the MTB transmission line between the PSE&G Brunswick Switching Station in North Brunswick and the PSE&G Devils Brook Switching Station in South Brunswick.

The helicopter activity in East Brunswick is expected for a three-day period during the week of April 15, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., weather permitting. This activity entails pulling the rope from one transmission structure to the next using a small helicopter. Intermittent road closures are expected along Hardenburg Lane, Oakmont Avenue, Riva Avenue, Henry Street, Albrecht Lane, and Church Lane.

Safety is our highest priority at PSE&G.  It remains essential that you and anyone occupying your property refrain from going on the right-of-way during construction. Traffic control will consist of police and Traffic Safety Services (TSS).  A comprehensive health and safety plan is in place.

PSE&G has secured the required permits and approvals from state and federal agencies, including the Federal Aviation Administration, and any other applicable state, municipal, county and regional agencies.

Metuchen-Trenton-Burlington Project

Reliability Project Overview

The Metuchen-Trenton-Burlington Project (MTB) is a $739M investment designed to strengthen the electric transmission system by replacing 138,000-volt (138kV) circuits with 230,000-volt (230kV) circuits between the PSE&G Metuchen Switching Station in Edison, NJ and the PSE&G Burlington Switching Station in Burlington, NJ.  The project replaces aging infrastructure in 17 municipalities and modifies, upgrades or reconfigures 17 electric stations.

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