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Hamilton Township

June 2020

On or about Monday, June 15, 2020, construction to expand the substation along Clinton Avenue will begin.  This project will improve the performance of the electric transmission system and maintain safe, reliable electric service for residents and businesses in Hamilton and surrounding communities.  These upgrades include building a new, two-story structure to enclose equipment and controls. The structure is designed to blend with the existing neighborhood. 

Work hours will be between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as some nights and weekends, as needed. Construction will continue through the winter of 2022 with landscaping and final restoration completed by the spring of the following year. 

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February 2020

On or about Wednesday, February 12, 2020, construction activities are scheduled to begin on the steel towers within the PSE&G transmission right of way near the Clinton Avenue Substation.  Work hours will be between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as nights and weekends as needed.  The duration of this segment of activity will continue through the end of May 2020.  Work schedules are estimations and subject to change.  Below you will find a map with the construction area highlighted in yellow:

Work activities will include installing new monopole foundations and removing a lattice tower.  Construction will require the use of bucket trucks, cranes and large construction equipment.  You may notice an increase in noise and vibrations generated from the site.  A temporary access road will be needed to execute construction.  Please be aware that equipment and materials, including steel for the replacement structures, may be stored and partially assembled on the right-of-way at various times during the construction period.  All work will be inside of the PSE&G property line and within the transmission right of way. 

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The Whitehorse Switching Station is a critical project that will improve the performance of the electric transmission system and maintain safe, reliable electric service for residents and businesses in Hamilton Town and surrounding areas.

This critical work will reconfigure and strengthen the existing 69,000-volt (69kV) network in the area.  As part of the project, PSE&G will connect an existing 230,000-volt (230kV) transmission line to the station.  The project will also construct a new Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) facility to connect this station to the 69kV switch yards in neighboring stations in Hamilton and Trenton.  Considered state-of-the-art, a GIS is encapsulated by compact metal that can be safely operated in confined spaces, allowing for increased voltage and less maintenance on a smaller footprint.  The GIS also offers design flexibility to allow the building to blend with the existing neighborhood.  All construction work will be completed inside the property of the station and within the transmission right-of-way.

As safety is PSE&G’s first priority, the utility is committed to working with the Hamilton Township Police Department to minimize any traffic concerns or inconvenience to the public during construction. There are no planned electric service outages caused by this work. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2020 and in service by winter 2022 with landscaping and final restoration completed by the spring of the following year.

If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please call the Whitehorse Switching Station Project information line at 1-800-606-0045.

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.

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 www.pseg.com/mtb 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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