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 40th Street and East Rutherford stations.
    • The route runs along an existing pole line on Midland Avenue to Main Avenue to Locust Avenue to Paterson Avenue.
  • New 69kV circuits will connect the Hasbrouck Heights and East Rutherford stations.
    • The route runs along an existing pole line on Van Dyck Street to Jordan Avenue to Wadsworth Street to Johnson Avenue.
    • The route will run underground along Johnson Avenue to Paterson Avenue to Shepard Terrace. 
  • 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 may occur in order to allow for the safe installation of new equipment
  • Pole line reconstruction commenced in the​ 4th Quarter of 2014.
  • The project is estimated to be completed by the 2nd Quarter of 2016.
  • PSE&G will work with the Borough of Wallington Police to keep traffic impacts to a minimum.

This route will be approximately 31 miles along the existing public right of ways in the towns of Fair Lawn, Paterson, Clifton, Passaic, Garfield, Glen Rock, Paramus, Maywood, Lodi, Hackensack, Hasbrouck Heights, Wood-Ridge, Carlstadt, Wallington, and East Rutherford.

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

December, 2015

Paterson Avenue & Johnson Avenue

Paving will occur at this location.

PSE&G will work with the Wallington Police Department to minimize traffic impacts.