May 2022 Update:
Active construction on-site.
January 2022 Update:
PSE&G crews began installing foundations for new transmission structures within the right of way near the site of the Hilltop Station. Vibratory pile driving is used to push these foundations into the ground. As a result of construction activities and land conditions, unavoidable noise and vibration are generated from the site. PSE&G installed monitoring equipment to ensure the safety of the site and surrounding community. To date, the peak vibration activity recorded is below the threshold of concern. Resident properties are a greater distance from where the vibration monitoring occurs; therefore, further minimizing the risk to any property damage. This activity is scheduled to last through the end of the January.
PSE&G is currently conducting statewide electric reliability improvements to upgrade its utility infrastructure. These projects include work in existing stations, construction of new stations, and the replacement of aging equipment at these sites.
PSE&G has begun construction activities at the site of the new Hilltop Switching Station located on the Black Horse Pike in Gloucester Township. The new station will enhance the electric transmission system’s reliability, while helping to ensure safe electrical service to residents, businesses and civic facilities in Gloucester Township and the neighboring communities. The properties at 8 Maple Avenue and 10 Maple Avenue were purchased to accommodate the new station.
The initial phase of construction includes vegetation management, site grading and the installation of the construction fence. The houses on at 8 and 10 Maple Avenue will also be demolished. Once completed the construction of the new station will begin. Work activities include installing new electrical equipment, structures and two two-story buildings that will enclose electrical equipment and controls. During construction, there will be some unavoidable noise and potential for vibrations from the site. PSE&G will monitor all activities to ensure this work remains within acceptable limits and will work to minimize adverse impacts to the area. Please note: PSE&G does not expect this project to cause any service interruptions.
Work hours will be between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as some nights and weekends, as needed. The station will be in-service by December 2023, with landscaping, permanent decorative fence installation and final restoration completed by the summer of 2024. All schedules are estimates, weather dependent and subject to change.
Because customers like you rely on electric and gas to power their daily lives, PSE&G is considered an essential service. As we continue this critical work to keep the power system safe and reliable, we are taking prudent measures and maintaining safety as our number one priority. It is essential that you and anyone using your property, including children and pets, refrain from going near our active work site. PSE&G is coordinating with the local police department to minimize any inconvenience.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the interest of maintaining the safety of our customers, our employees, and their families, PSE&G workers and PSE&G contractors follow safety guidelines put into place by the CDC and NJ State Department of Health, as well as all directives from the Governor’s Office and county/municipal governments. This includes that our workers practice social distancing and we ask that you also maintain a safe distance from our crews. PSE&G will not need to enter your home or business as a result of this work.
If you have any questions about the station project, please call us at 1-800-606-0045. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we improve electric service reliability for your neighborhood and the region.