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Glen Ridge

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 in Belleville, 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 construction commenced in the 4th Quarter of 2022.
  • The project is estimated to be completed by the 3rd Quarter of 2023
  • PSE&G will work with the Glen Ridge 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

On or about October 10, 2022, PSE&G will begin underground construction, taking place on the following streets:

  • Midland Avenue (between Laurel Avenue and Carteret Street) 
  • Carteret Street (between Laurel Avenue 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. 

Safety is our highest priority.  Therefore, it is essential that you and everyone using your property, including children and pets, refrain All material and equipment will be left on site and will be safely coned. from going near our construction work zones.

When work is finished, we repair roads with temporary pavement until the project is complete and the ground settles. Final restoration may depend on the weather conditions, size of the project, time of year or at the request of the town.  PSE&G will then have their contractors restore roads with permanent paving in accordance with town/county ordinances and paving requirements.

While the Glen Ridge Borough has recently restored Midland Ave, it has coordinated with PSE&G for the proper restoration of the affected areas of this project. The Borough is aware and supportive of the necessity of the work being conducted.