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Metuchen-Trenton-Burlington Project

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About the Project

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.

Authorized in February 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 55-mile reliability project replaces critical infrastructure that has reached its end of life and improves capacity significantly, while addressing voltage violations in the Metuchen area.  On average, these transmission facilities are 80-plus years old.

The project replaces aging infrastructure in 17 municipalities, spanning Burlington, Mercer and Middlesex counties, including Edison, Milltown, East Brunswick, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, South Brunswick, Plainsboro, West Windsor, Hamilton, Chesterfield, Bordentown, Mansfield, Florence, Springfield, Burlington, Willingboro, and Burlington City.

Additionally, the project modifies, upgrades or reconfigures 17 electric stations, including Metuchen Switching Station, Pierson Avenue Substation, Meadow Road Substation, Edison Switching Station, Brunswick Switching Station, Devils Brook Substation, Plainsboro Substation, Dey Road Switch Rack, Forrestal Substation, Trenton Switching Station, Yardsville Substation, Ward Ave Substation, Colonial Pipe, Crosswicks Area Substation, Williams Substation, Bustleton Substation, and Burlington Substation.

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. 

For more information on this project, please contact:

Jaye Cavallo
888-431-0555
Project Hotline
888-431-0555

For media inquiries regarding this project, please contact:

PSE&G's Media Hotline
973-430-7734
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Construction Schedule

Bordentown


Q3 2017 - Q1 2019

We have completed surveying of the right-of-way, along with verifying subsurface conditions and underground utilities.  Over the coming weeks and months, you may see our crews on the right-of-way building temporary access roads, followed by the construction of new foundations needed to erect the new transmission structures.  Please be aware that equipment and materials, including steel for the replacement structures, may be stored and partially assembled on the right-of-way at various times during the construction period.

In advance of the overhead construction activities, the Project will trim and/or remove trees along the route in compliance with the Board of Public Utilities’ Vegetation Management Rules. This may include trees in the public right of way and on private property. If you are the owner of a tree on private property, you will be contacted by our Vegetation Management Department or one of our approved contractors. Davey Tree Expert Co., Inc., is a private contractor authorized to perform vegetation management work for PSE&G facilities will be performing this work at no cost to you.

Burlington


Q3 2017 - Q1 2019

We have completed surveying of the right-of-way, along with verifying subsurface conditions and underground utilities.  Over the coming weeks and months, you may see our crews on the right-of-way building temporary access roads, followed by the construction of new foundations needed to erect the new transmission structures.  Please be aware that equipment and materials, including steel for the replacement structures, may be stored and partially assembled on the right-of-way at various times during the construction period.

In advance of the overhead construction activities, the Project will trim and/or remove trees along the route in compliance with the Board of Public Utilities’ Vegetation Management Rules. This may include trees in the public right of way and on private property. If you are the owner of a tree on private property, you will be contacted by our Vegetation Management Department or one of our approved contractors. Davey Tree Expert Co., Inc., is a private contractor authorized to perform vegetation management work for PSE&G facilities will be performing this work at no cost to you.

Burlington City


Q3 2017 - Q1 2019

No activity is scheduled for this project at this time.

Chesterfield


Q3 2017 - Q1 2019

We have completed surveying of the right-of-way, along with verifying subsurface conditions and underground utilities.  Over the coming weeks and months, you may see our crews on the right-of-way building temporary access roads, followed by the construction of new foundations needed to erect the new transmission structures.  Please be aware that equipment and materials, including steel for the replacement structures, may be stored and partially assembled on the right-of-way at various times during the construction period.

In advance of the overhead construction activities, the Project will trim and/or remove trees along the route in compliance with the Board of Public Utilities’ Vegetation Management Rules. This may include trees in the public right of way and on private property. If you are the owner of a tree on private property, you will be contacted by our Vegetation Management Department or one of our approved contractors. Davey Tree Expert Co., Inc., is a private contractor authorized to perform vegetation management work for PSE&G facilities will be performing this work at no cost to you.

East Brunswick


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.

Edison


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.

Florence


Q3 2017 - Q1 2019

We have completed surveying of the right-of-way, along with verifying subsurface conditions and underground utilities.  Over the coming weeks and months, you may see our crews on the right-of-way building temporary access roads, followed by the construction of new foundations needed to erect the new transmission structures.  Please be aware that equipment and materials, including steel for the replacement structures, may be stored and partially assembled on the right-of-way at various times during the construction period.

In advance of the overhead construction activities, the Project will trim and/or remove trees along the route in compliance with the Board of Public Utilities’ Vegetation Management Rules. This may include trees in the public right of way and on private property. If you are the owner of a tree on private property, you will be contacted by our Vegetation Management Department or one of our approved contractors. Davey Tree Expert Co., Inc., is a private contractor authorized to perform vegetation management work for PSE&G facilities will be performing this work at no cost to you.

Hamilton


Q1 2019 - Q1 2020

On or about Saturday, March 28, 2020, PSE&G and its contractors will utilize helicopter crews to help install the MTB transmission line from the transmission structure near University Drive to the transmission structure on the southbound side of Interstate 295. The schedule for this activity is an estimated timeframe and may be slightly adjusted.

This helicopter activity in Hamilton is expected for a four-day period, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting. This activity entails pulling a rope from one transmission structure to the next using a small helicopter. Brief and intermittent road closures are expected along University Drive, Flock Road, Edinburg Road, Paxson Road, Mount Drive, Alton Road, McAdoo Avenue, Marshall Avenue, Wilson Avenue, Hoover Avenue, Nottingham Way, State Highway 33, Whitehorse Avenue, and I-295.

Safety is our highest priority. PSE&G will work with the Hamilton Police Department to minimize any traffic concerns or inconvenience to the public. 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.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding as we improve electric service reliability for your neighborhood and the region.

If you have any questions or concerns, please visit our website at www.pseg.com/mtb or call our toll free number at 1-888-431-0555.

Mansfield


Q3 2017 - Q1 2019

We have completed surveying of the right-of-way, along with verifying subsurface conditions and underground utilities.  Over the coming weeks and months, you may see our crews on the right-of-way building temporary access roads, followed by the construction of new foundations needed to erect the new transmission structures.  Please be aware that equipment and materials, including steel for the replacement structures, may be stored and partially assembled on the right-of-way at various times during the construction period.

In advance of the overhead construction activities, the Project will trim and/or remove trees along the route in compliance with the Board of Public Utilities’ Vegetation Management Rules. This may include trees in the public right of way and on private property. If you are the owner of a tree on private property, you will be contacted by our Vegetation Management Department or one of our approved contractors. Davey Tree Expert Co., Inc., is a private contractor authorized to perform vegetation management work for PSE&G facilities will be performing this work at no cost to you.

Milltown


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.

New Brunswick


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.

North Brunswick


Q3 2018 - Q3 2019

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.

Plainsboro


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.

South Brunswick


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.

Springfield


Q3 2017 - Q1 2019

We have completed surveying of the right-of-way, along with verifying subsurface conditions and underground utilities.  Over the coming weeks and months, you may see our crews on the right-of-way building temporary access roads, followed by the construction of new foundations needed to erect the new transmission structures.  Please be aware that equipment and materials, including steel for the replacement structures, may be stored and partially assembled on the right-of-way at various times during the construction period.

In advance of the overhead construction activities, the Project will trim and/or remove trees along the route in compliance with the Board of Public Utilities’ Vegetation Management Rules. This may include trees in the public right of way and on private property. If you are the owner of a tree on private property, you will be contacted by our Vegetation Management Department or one of our approved contractors. Davey Tree Expert Co., Inc., is a private contractor authorized to perform vegetation management work for PSE&G facilities will be performing this work at no cost to you.

Trenton


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.

West Windsor


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.

Willingboro


Q3 2017 - Q1 2019

We have completed surveying of the right-of-way, along with verifying subsurface conditions and underground utilities.  Over the coming weeks and months, you may see our crews on the right-of-way building temporary access roads, followed by the construction of new foundations needed to erect the new transmission structures.  Please be aware that equipment and materials, including steel for the replacement structures, may be stored and partially assembled on the right-of-way at various times during the construction period.

In advance of the overhead construction activities, the Project will trim and/or remove trees along the route in compliance with the Board of Public Utilities’ Vegetation Management Rules. This may include trees in the public right of way and on private property. If you are the owner of a tree on private property, you will be contacted by our Vegetation Management Department or one of our approved contractors. Davey Tree Expert Co., Inc., is a private contractor authorized to perform vegetation management work for PSE&G facilities will be performing this work at no cost to you.