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East Orange

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 the Toney's Brook Substation, located at 109 Washington Street, to the Harvey Switching Station at 125 St. Andrews Blvd in Clifton and to the Lakeside Station at 333 Lakeside Ave in East Orange..
  • Underground circuits will be installed along North Park Street (between Dodd Street and Fair Street) and Fair Street (between North Park Street and Midland Avenue)
  • Underground construction commenced in the 4th Quarter of 2022.
  • The project is estimated to be completed by the 4th Quarter of 2023.
  • PSE&G will work with the City of East Orange Police to keep traffic impacts to a minimum.

For more information on this project, please contact:

Project Hotline - Central (Essex, Hudson, Morris)
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For media inquiries regarding this project, please contact:

PSE&G's Media Hotline

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

Q4 2022

Please note: PSE&G does not expect this project to cause any service interruptions. 

On or about October 17, 2022, PSE&G will begin underground construction, taking place on the following streets:

  • North Park Street (between Dodd Street and Fair Street)  
  • Fair Street (between North Park Street and Midland Avenue)

Work hours will be 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, however some weekend and night work may be necessary.

PSE&G is coordinating with the Police Department to minimize any inconvenience. Please abide by the “No Parking” signs, as they will be posted 24 hours before work is scheduled to begin on each street, however afternoon and overnight parking will be available.

Some aspects of this activity may result in unavoidable noise, traffic adjustments as well as road closures. As with any construction project, you may experience an increase in traffic, loud noise, and presence of heavy equipment and machinery.