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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 circuits connecting PSE&G stations around the state.

Activity Overview

Please note:  PSE&G does not expect these projects to cause any service interruptions. 

  • We are installing taller, sturdier utility poles and running new electric wires along existing pole lines. Upgrades are underway on Morris Avenue. This work will continue through spring 2021, followed by cleanup and restoration.
  • In addition, we are upgrading the existing Vaux Hall, Stanley Terrace and Springfield Road substations. The Vaux Hall project is expected to be completed in 2022, while the other two projects are expected to be completed in 2021.

To comply with the Board of Public Utilities’ Vegetation Management Rules, we may also trim and remove trees where necessary. Learn more.

Some aspects of these activities may result in unavoidable noise.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Lane closures and detours may occur during construction. PSE&G will work with the Union 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.

 

Thank you for understanding as we improve electric service reliability for the region.

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.

July 2017 - June 2018

Beginning in July 2017 and continuing intermittently through June 2018, PSE&G will be replacing utility poles throughout Union Township. This work is part of the Vauxhall Network Upgrade to eliminate outdated equipment and upgrade utility poles and equipment where necessary to ensure optimal service for customers. These upgrades will help prepare the area for future utility upgrades as well, to enhance and improve the reliability of PSE&G’s electric service to Union Township and the surrounding area.

Safety is our highest priority. PSE&G will work with the Union Township Police Department to minimize any traffic concerns or inconvenience to the public. During construction, short-term lane or shoulder closures may be necessary. 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.

December 2018

Beginning in November 2018 and continuing for several months, PSE&G will be completing vegetation maintenance and replacing utility poles throughout Union Township. This work is part of the 69kV upgrade connecting Stanley Terrace Substation and Springfield Road Substation. These upgrades will help to enhance and improve the reliability of PSE&G’s electric service to Union Township and the surrounding area.

Beginning November  2018, PSE&G overhead construction crews and vegetation management contractor crews will begin working on Morrison Ave between Stuyvesant Avenue and Winslow Avenue. PSE&G anticipates continuing work on Winslow Avenue, Commerce Avenue, Morris Avenue, and Rahway Avenue throughout 2019. Work will occur intermittently at each location and police will be on-site during all activity to ensure safe traffic operations and minimal inconvenience.

Beginning on or around December 3, PSE&G anticipates beginning underground construction activities on Springfield Road between Milltown Road and Route 22. Work will occur from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM and will require a road closure. Work is expected to be completed in 1 week. 

There are no planned electric service outages affiliated with this work

Safety is our highest priority. PSE&G will work with the Union Township Police Department to minimize any traffic concerns or inconvenience to the public. During construction, short-term lane or shoulder closures may be necessary. 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.