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Hamilton Township

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

  • The existing utility poles will be replaced with taller, sturdier poles that combine new 69kV circuits with existing 26kV, 13kV, or 4kV circuits.
  • Vegetation Management activity such as tree trimming or tree removals may occur in order to allow for the safe installation of new equipment.
  • The new 69kV circuits will connect the Lawrence Switching Station, Ewing Substation, and Hamilton Substation
  • The route is approximately 12 miles along existing public rights of way and roadways (all necessary permits, easements, and state/local approvals are in-place in advance of the work beginning) through Lawrence Township, Ewing Township,  and Hamilton Township. 
  • The project is estimated to be completed by the 4th Quarter of 2018
  • PSE&G will work with Ewing Township Police to keep traffic impacts to a minimum. 

For more information on this project, please contact:

Project Hotline - South
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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.

Q1 2019 - Q1 2020

On or about Saturday, March 28, 2020, PSE&G and its contractors will utilize helicopter crews to help install the MTB transmission line from the transmission structure near University Drive to the transmission structure on the southbound side of Interstate 295. The schedule for this activity is an estimated timeframe and may be slightly adjusted.

This helicopter activity in Hamilton is expected for a four-day period, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting. This activity entails pulling a rope from one transmission structure to the next using a small helicopter. Brief and intermittent road closures are expected along University Drive, Flock Road, Edinburg Road, Paxson Road, Mount Drive, Alton Road, McAdoo Avenue, Marshall Avenue, Wilson Avenue, Hoover Avenue, Nottingham Way, State Highway 33, Whitehorse Avenue, and I-295.

Safety is our highest priority. PSE&G will work with the Hamilton Police Department to minimize any traffic concerns or inconvenience to the public. It is essential that you and anyone 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 both our work crews and the traveling public safe.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding as we improve electric service reliability for your neighborhood and the region.

If you have any questions or concerns, please visit our website at or call our toll free number at 1-888-431-0555.

June 1, 2017 through July 31, 2017

Vegetation management activity, pole setting, wire work and equipment transfer will take place intermittently through May on the following streets in Hamilton Township:

  • White Horse Mercerville Rd.
  • Klockner Rd.

Work includes installing new poles, installing new 69kV cable and critical electrical equipment, and removal of old poles (please also reference the "Overhead Construction Process" page for additional information). 

Safety is our primary concern. PSE&G will work with the Ewing and Hamilton Police Departments to minimize any traffic concerns or inconveniences to the public. During construction, please refrain from going near our construction work zones.

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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