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Reliability Project Overview

The Metuchen-Trenton-Burlington Project (MTB) is a $739M investment designed to strengthen the electric transmission system by replacing 138,000-volt (138kV) circuits with 230,000-volt (230kV) circuits between the PSE&G Metuchen Switching Station in Edison, NJ and the PSE&G Burlington Switching Station in Burlington, NJ.  The project replaces aging infrastructure in 17 municipalities and modifies, upgrades or reconfigures 17 electric stations.

The project is separated into three segments and requires overhead transmission modifications within existing PSE&G right of ways. The existing 138kV lattice towers supporting the overhead lines will be replaced with monopoles.  Segment IA of the project runs from Metuchen to Brunswick, while Segment IB runs from Brunswick to Trenton. Segment II runs from Trenton to Burlington. This project is anticipated to be in-service in June 2022.

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

Fall 2017

Pole setting, wire work and equipment transfer will take place intermittently on the following streets in the City of Trenton:

  • Adeline Street
  • Broad Street
  • Clinton Ave

Work includes installing new poles, installing new 69kV cable and critical electrical equipment, and removal of old poles (please also reference the "Overhead Construction Process" page for additional information). 

At the same time we are doing the above work we will begin additional electric upgrades in the city of Trenton.

Beginning in September 2017 and continuing intermittently through May 2018, PSE&G will be replacing utility poles throughout the City of Trenton.  This work is part of the Fernwood Network Upgrade to eliminate outdated equipment and upgrade utility poles and equipment where necessary to ensure optimal service for customers.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 City of Trenton and the surrounding area.

Work will occur on the following streets:

  • River Road
  • Afton Avenue
  • Sanhican Drive
  • Morningside Drive
  • Abernathy Drive
  • La Barre Avenue
  • Argyle Avenue
  • Mill Road
  • School Lane
  • Shelburne Ave
  • Route 29

Safety is our primary concern. PSE&G will work with the City of Trenton, Ewing and Hamilton Police Departments to minimize any traffic concerns or inconveniences to the public. During construction, please refrain from going near our construction work zones.  It is essential that you and anyone using your property, including children and pets, refrain from going near our construction work zones.

2021 Restoration Activity

We have completed have completed the replacement of the new structures and have strung the new power line.  The transmission line is in service.  We are currently in the restoration phase of the project.

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.