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Gloucester City

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

Station Projects

  • New 69kV Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS), which allows for the addition of increased voltage capacity with minimal impact to the existing station footprint, will be installed at our Gloucester Switching Station.
  • The project is estimated to be completed by December 2020, with landscaping and final restoration completed by the summer of 2021.

Overhead Construction Activity

  • New 69kV circuits will connect the Gloucester Switching Station to neighboring stations in Camden and Woodbury.
  • New taller, sturdier utility poles and electric wires will run along East Red Bank Avenue, Dare Street, Green Street, North Board Street (Route 45), Route 130, Hannevig Avenue, Browning Lane, Railroad Avenue, Station Avenue, Klemm Avenue, Park Avenue, Market Street, Broadway and Evergreen Avenue.
  • To comply with the Board of Public Utilities’ Vegetation Management Rules, we may also trim and remove trees where necessary. Learn more.
  • Some aspects of these activities may result in unavoidable noise.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
  • Lane closures and detours may occur during construction. PSE&G will work with the local police department to keep traffic impacts to a minimum.
  • 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.

 

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 because of this work.

 

Thank you for understanding as we improve electric service reliability for the region.

 

 

For more information on this project, please contact:

Project Hotline - South
1-800-606-0045
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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.

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Overhead Construction

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

PSE&G will be upgrading and replacing utility poles along Nicholson Road and Route 130. We expect construction to begin to begin February 2021.  This work will continue intermittently through 2021.  Work will take place between 7:00 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Some weekend work may be necessary.

 

Station Project 

Beginning in January 2019 PSE&G crews will begin site preliminary site work at the Gloucester Switching Station. Underground construction work, foundation installations, raising towers and tree removals will be completed. Heavy construction activities are expected to begin in August 2019. You may notice an increase in noise caused by this work. All work will occur within PSE&G property and within the transmission right-of-way. 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 2020, with landscaping and final restoration completed by the summer of 2021. All schedules are estimates, weather dependent and subject to change.

Ongoing

April 3, 2020

On or about Monday, April 13, 2020 PSE&G will be replacing and upgrading utility poles along South New Broadway between the Forbidden Circle in Brooklawn and Market Street in Gloucester City.  

To safely complete this portion of work detours, road closures, lane shifts and flaggers may be utilized.  PSE&G will work with the local police to minimize any traffic concerns or inconvenience to the public.

March 27, 2020 Update

Beginning on or about Wednesday, April 1, 2020 PSE&G crews will begin replacing and upgrading utility poles along the following streets:

  • Sussex Street, between Market Street and Somerset Street
  • Somerset Street, between Broadway and Sussex Street
  • Middlesex Street, between Burlington Street and Sussex Street
  • Mercer Street, between Broadway and Burlington Avenue
  • Burlington Street, between Somerset Ave and Market Street

To safely complete construction Baynes Avenue will be closed during construction.  No Parking signs will be posted in the construction area.

March 18, 2020 Update

PSE&G overhead construction crews will begin replacing and upgrading utility poles along Baynes Avenue between Market Street and Barnaby Avenue.  To safely complete construction Baynes Avenue will be closed during construction.  No Parking signs will be posted in the construction area.

March 10, 2020 Update

PSE&G overhead construction crews will begin replacing and upgrading utility poles on Divsion Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway.  To safely complete construction Divsion Street will be closed during construction.  No Parking signs will be posted in the construction area.

March 2020 Update

PSE&G will be upgrading the electric system in your neighborhood to continue to provide safe, reliable service. Construction crews will soon begin working in Gloucester City and surrounding communities. Please note: You should not experience any unplanned service interruptions with this phase of construction. Additional notifications will be send prior to any scheduled outages.

PSE&G will be replacing and upgrading utility poles beginning in early March 2020.  The duration of project is expected to continue through June 2021.  Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as some nights and weekends, as needed.  All construction is weather dependent and subject to delay.  

To safely complete this project, detours, road closures, lane shifts and flaggers will be utilized.  PSE&G will work with the local police to minimize any traffic concerns or inconveniences to the public.

In advance of the overhead construction activities, we may trim and/or remove trees along the route in compliance with the Board of Public Utilities’ Vegetation Management Rules. This may include trees in the public rights of way and on private property. If you are the owner of a tree on private property, you will be contacted by our Vegetation Management Department or one of our approved contractors.

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.

Should you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-606-0045 or visit the transmission website at www.psegtransmission.com.   Please look for construction and outage notifications via email, recorded phone messages and door hanger cards as the project progresses in your neighborhood.