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Hopewell 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.

Overhead Construction 

PSEG Crews and our approved contractors will upgrade a replace taller, sturdier utility poles and run new electric wires along existing pole lines. Pole replacements will take place on Route 31 (Pennington Road), Pennington Hopewell Road, Moores Mill Mt Rose Road and Pennington Rocky Hill Road. New underground manholes and electrical equipment will also be installed on Pennington Rocky Hill Road.

To comply with the Board of Public Utilities’ Vegetation Management Rules, we may also trim and remove trees wherenecessary. This may include trees in the public rights of way and on private property. Owners of privately owner trees will be contacted by our Vegetation Management Department or one of our approved contractors. 

Lane shifts and detours may occur during construction. PSE&G will work with the Hopewell Township Police 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.

 

Mt. Rose Station Project

The Mount Rose Station Reconfiguration is a critical construction project that will help PSE&G continue to deliver safe, reliable electric service for our residents and business in the Hopewell area, as well as central and southern New Jersey.

The PSE&G Mount Rose Substation serves approximately 11,000 customers who reside in and around the Mount Rose portion of Hopewell Township, including Hopewell Borough. In the past several years, the station has experienced outages, which have resulted in service interruptions to our customers.  PSE&G received authorization by Pennsylvania Jersey Maryland (PJM) Interconnection, the organization responsible for planning the transmission system in our region, to reconfigure the station to improve station reliability.  This project is a multimillion-dollar investment designed to replace and upgrade electrical equipment and install an additional 69kV line allowing for greater station resiliency.   The project will also connect this station to neighboring stations in Hopewell and Lawrence.  To accommodate the Mount Rose Station construction, PSE&G purchased the adjacent property, located at 223 Hopewell Princeton Road.

 As safety is PSE&G’s first priority, the utility is committed to working with Hopewell 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 Q1 2021 and the station going in-service by the summer of 2022, with landscaping and final restoration completed by the fall of the same year.

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

  

Hopewell Switching Station
The PSE&G Hopewell Switching Project was a 110 million investment to improve the performance of the electric transmission system and maintain safe, reliable electric service for residents and businesses in Hopewell Township and the surrounding area.  The project was completed in the first quarter of 2020.

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

Q1 2021 Update

PSE&G will be upgrading and replacing utility poles along Route 31 (Pennington Road), and will continue along Pennington Hopewell Road, Moores Mill Mt Rose Road and Pennington Rocky Hill Road.  We expect construction to begin to begin on or around February 22, 2021.  This work will continue intermittently for six to 9 months.  Work will take place between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Some weekend work may be necessary.

We expect construction at the Mt. Rose Substation to begin Q2 2021. All work will take place within PSE&G property.  Work hours will be between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday>, as well as some nights and weekends, as needed. 

The station will be in-service by the summer of 2022 with landscaping and final restoration completed by the end of that same year. 

 

June 2018 Update

PSE&G will continue upgrading and replacing the utility poles and electric wire on the following streets:

• Pennington Road (Route 31) between Diverty Road and Blackwell Road

• Blackwell Road between Pennington Road (Route 31) and Pennington Lawrenceville Road

• Pennington Lawrenceville Road between Blackwell Road and Federal City Road

• Federal City Road between Pennington Lawrenceville Road and Blackwell Road

• Blackwell Road between Federal City Road and Cold Soil Road

• Cold Soil Road between Blackwell Road and Carter Road

Overhead construction activities will continue intermittently throughout 2019. Work hours will be between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as some nights and weekends, as needed. All schedules are estimates, weather dependent and subject to change. Lane shifts, detours and road closures may be required during construction and will be coordinated with local police and traffic control.

 

February 2019 Update

PSE&G will continue upgrading and replacing the utility poles and electric wire on the following streets:

• Pennington Road (Route 31) between Diverty Road and Bull Run Road

• Bull Run Road between Pennington Road (Route 31) and Federal City Road

• Federal City Road between Bull Run Road and Bunker Hill Road

• Bunker Hill Road between Federal City Road and Stewarts Crossing Way

Overhead construction activities will continue intermittently throughout 2019. Work hours will be between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as some nights and weekends, as needed. All schedules are estimates, weather dependent and subject to change. Lane shifts, detours and road closures may be required during construction and will be coordinated with local police and traffic control.

 

April 2019 Update

PSE&G will begin underground manholes and electrical equipment installtion on or about May 1, 2019, and to be completed by late August 2019.  Underground construction will take place along the following roadways:
• Pennington Lawrenceville Road between Blackwell Road and Federal City Road
• Federal City Road between Pennington Lawrenceville Road and Blackwell Road

Work activities will take place during the daytime, between 8:30a.m. and 6:30p.m., Monday through Friday.  Work schedules are estimates, weather dependent and subject to change.  Some aspects of this activity may result in unavoidable noise.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please note:  We do not expect this project to cause any service interruptions.

Detours and a road closure are required during construction and will be coordinated with the Hopewell Police Department and traffic control. Federal City Road between Pennington Lawrenceville Road and Blackwell Road, will be closed from 9a.m. – 6p.m. However, local traffic will continue to have access to residential driveways. 

Q3 2017 thru Q4 2019

You may see our crews on the right-of-way performing geotechnical work and verifying subsurface conditions and underground utilities.  In addition, you may see construction activities to support the replacement of the electric infrastructure. Safety is our highest priority at PSE&G, and it is essential that you and anyone occupying your property refrain from going on the right-of-way during these activities.

Roseland - Pleasant Valley

The Roseland – Pleasant Valley Project (RPV) is a $546 million investment designed to strengthen the electric transmission system by replacing older transmission facilities between PSE&G’s Roseland Switching Station in Roseland, N.J., and its Pleasant Valley Switching Station in Hopewell, N.J. On average, these transmission facilities are approximately 90 years old.

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