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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

  • A new 69kV circuit will be added to an existing pole line that connects PSE&G’s Van Winkle Substation to nearby surrounding substations.
    • The existing pole line runs along the public rights of way spanning sections of Highland Cross, E. Pierrepont Avenue, Eastern Way, Feronia Way, Barrow Road, Marginal Road, and Preble Place.
  • The existing utility poles will be replaced with taller, sturdier poles which will carry the new higher-voltage 69kV circuit and the existing 26kV, 13kV, or 4kV circuits.
  • Fiber optic communication wire will be also added to enhance electric system communication.
  • Pole line reconstruction is scheduled to commence in late-May / early-June 2017 with vegetation management activities, followed by intermittent pole and wire replacement starting in mid- to late-July 2017. 
  • All construction activities are expected to be completed by 4th Quarter of 2019.
  • PSE&G will work with the Rutherford Borough Police to keep traffic impacts to a minimum during construction.

For more information on this project, please contact:

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

July 2017 through December 2017

Pole replacement and overhead construction activity will occur on:

Highland Cross, Eastern Way, Pierrepont Avenue, Feronia Way, and Barrows Lane

Construction activity will occur predominately Monday - Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

During construction, limited lane closures may be required to accommodate safe work and travel conditions. Safety is our primary concern. PSE&G will work with the Rutherford Police Department to minimize any traffic and parking concerns and inconvenience to the public. During construction, please refrain from going near our construction work zones.