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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

  • New 69kV circuits will connect the North Brunswick Switching Station and Bennetts Lane Substation
    • The overhead route runs along an existing pole line on Route 130 to South Brunswick.
    • The underground route will be installed along Hamlin Place and Van Buren Drive.
  • 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 will occur in order to allow for safe installation of new equipment.
  • PSE&G will work with the North Brunswick Township Police to keep traffic impacts to a minimum.

The entire project route will be approximately 10 miles along the existing public right of ways in the towns South Brunswick, North Brunswick, and Franklin Township. 

For more information on this project, please contact:

Project Hotline - North
1-800-901-5035
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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.

January 2017 - April 2017

North Brunswick Switching Station

Work will continue inside the PSE&G station fence line through the spring. Activity in the station will include, but not limited to: pouring foundations, installing underground electrical equipment, and installing monopole support equipment. 

Excluding inclement weather delays, PSE&G anticipates working Monday through Friday (7:30am – 6:00pm) and Saturday (8:00am - 6:00pm).

On Sunday, March 26 and Sunday April 2, PSE&G will be removing wire from a lattice tower inside the PSE&G Switching Station from 9:00 a.m.- 6 p.m. During this time, one lane of traffic on Victory Ave may be closed to accommodate the work and equipment. Local police will be on site to ensure safe conditions for the public.  

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

 

Q3 2018 - Q3 2019

The MTB project will begin right-of-way (ROW) access road and foundation construction activity at multiple locations along the electric transmission ROW in Edison.  The expected activity will include erosion and sediment (silt socks) controls, z-cuts, and stone and matting for access.

Construction crews have mobilized for drilling and pouring of caisson foundations.
The schedule and locations of these activities are fluid and subject to change based on numerous factors, including weather and ground conditions.  A variety of contractors will be executing the work.

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.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: There will be temporary and intermittent closures of the boat ramp located near Hardenberg Lane in East Brunswick.  This process involves daily closures in December 2018 for the removal of wire from the transmission structure south of Hardenburg Lane to the structure north of Hardenburg Lane on the opposite side of Farrington Lake.

PSE&G and its contractors will let down the underbuild wire with a 6K rope machine in a controlled manner and tail out over the roadway:

  • There will be a bucket truck at the structure south of Hardenburg Lane
  • A bucket truck will be position in the middle of Hardenburg Lane
  • Local police and Traffic Safety will be staged on Hardenburg Lane
  • A watchman will be stationed on the peninsula for boat traffic

Going forward, there will be temporary closures of the boat ramp on an intermittent basis from January through May of 2019.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: On or about Wednesday, April 17, 2019, PSE&G and its contractors will utilize helicopter crews to help install the MTB transmission line between the PSE&G Brunswick Switching Station in North Brunswick and the PSE&G Devils Brook Switching Station in South Brunswick.

The helicopter activity in North Brunswick is expected for a three-day period during the week of April 15, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., weather permitting. This activity entails pulling the rope from one transmission structure to the next using a small helicopter. Intermittent road closures are expected along Morton Road.

Safety is our highest priority at PSE&G.  It remains essential that you and anyone occupying your property refrain from going on the right-of-way during construction. Traffic control will consist of police and Traffic Safety Services (TSS).  A comprehensive health and safety plan is in place.

PSE&G has secured the required permits and approvals from state and federal agencies, including the Federal Aviation Administration, and any other applicable state, municipal, county and regional agencies.

December 9-12

Beginning on Friday December 9th and continuing through Monday December 12, installation of two monopoles will occur inside the PSE&G North Brunswick Switching Station.

No construction activity will occur on Sunday. 

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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