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Elizabeth

About the Project

The Aldene-Warinanco-Linden VFT (AWL) electric transmission project was a $90 million investment designed to strengthen the electric transmission system by replacing older transmission facilities between Aldene Switching Station in Cranford, N.J. and Linden VFT Switching Station in Linden, N.J. On average, these transmission facilities were approximately 54 years old.

Authorized in December 2017 by PJM Interconnection (PJM), the regional transmission organization responsible for planning the transmission system in all or parts of 13 states, including New Jersey, the project replaced existing towers due to end-of-life conditions and electric reliability issues.

The project replaced aging infrastructure in 4 municipalities in Union County, including Cranford Township, Roselle Borough, Elizabeth City, and Linden City.

The project was separated into two segments and required overhead transmission modifications within existing PSE&G rights-of-way. Segment I of the project ran from the Aldene Switching Station in Cranford to the Warinanco Switching Station in Linden, while Segment II ran from the Warinanco Switching Station to the Linden VFT Switching Station in Linden.  This project was placed in service in December 2020.

For more information on this project, please contact:

Project Hotline
888-740-7718
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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 10, 2017 through July 15, 2017

Duct bank installation:

  • Airport Switching Station off Basilone Road

2” conduit repair and proofing:

  • East of Earhart Drive on North Ave. East (Wednesday/Friday – night work)

Final restoration pavers/clean-up:

  • Brewster Road near Basilone Road

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

May 2016 through May 2017

Overhead construction activity scheduled between January 3 and February 12, 2017 will likely be on the following streets:

  • Spofford Ave
  • Kenneth Ave
  • Meredith Ave
  • S Elmora Ave
  • Edgar Rd
  • Lidgerwood Ave
  • Erico Ave
  • Washington Ave
  • Grove St
  • Roosevelt Ave
  • McClain St
  • Grier Ave

Overhead construction activity scheduled between February 13 and March 5, 2017 will likely be on the following streets:

  • Broad St
  • Grove St
  • Williamson St
  • Maple Ave
  • Norwood Ter
  • Montgomery St
  • Johnson Ave
  • Devine St
  • Clarkson Ave
  • Fillmore St

Overhead construction activity scheduled between March 5 and March 12, 2017 will likely be on the following streets:

  • 2nd, 3rd and 4th Ave
  • Loomis St
  • 5th St
  • Spencer St
  • Niles St
  • Palmer St
  • Amity St
  • John St

 

To complete the next phase of upgrades, some customers will experience brief interruptions of their electric service. Only those who receive a door-hanger/letter notifying them about the outage will be impacted. The next upgrade causing brief electric service interruption is scheduled on Saturday, March 25, 2017

 

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

In Service

We have completed have completed the replacement of the new structures and have strung the new power line.  The transmission line is in service.

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.