Elizabeth

Reliability Project Overview

The PSE&G Energy Strong Program will strengthen New Jersey’s electric and gas systems in an effort to proactively protect its infrastructure against severe weather damage like the state experienced during Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy. As part of the program, PSE&G will protect, raise or relocate 29 switching and substations throughout New Jersey that were damaged by water either due to excessive rainfall or a storm surge.

Activity Overview

  • The Bayway Substation, which currently serves the Elizabeth area, has been damaged by flooding in the past. To improve the electric reliability in the area, the electric services for Elizabeth will be upgraded from 4kV to 13kV.
    • As part of this upgrade, PSE&G will be trimming trees, replacing utility poles and upgrading other equipment that serves your area. 
  • This project is scheduled to be in-service in May 2017. 
  • PSE&G will work with the City of Elizabeth Police Department to keep traffic impacts to a minimum.

Current Construction Activity:
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.

For more information on this project, please contact:

Kevin M. Kimbo
1-855-213-2220
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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.

Elizabeth

  • 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.

Elizabeth City

  • You may see our crews on the right-of-way performing geotechnical work and verifying subsurface conditions and underground utilities.  In addition, you may see construction activities to support the replacement of the electric infrastructure. 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.

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