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Roseland - Pleasant Valley

About the Project

The Roseland – Pleasant Valley Project (RPV) is a $546 million investment designed to strengthen the electric transmission system by replacing older transmission facilities between PSE&G’s Roseland Switching Station in Roseland, N.J., and its Pleasant Valley Switching Station in Hopewell, N.J. On average, these transmission facilities are approximately 90 years old.

Authorized in April 2018 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 51-mile project replaces existing lattice towers that are reaching their end of life. The existing towers, most of which were built around the 1920s and 1930s from Roseland to Lambertville and in the 1960s from West Amwell to Pleasant Valley, will be replaced with new steel structures. The voltage of these transmission lines is remaining the same.

The project replaces aging infrastructure in 17 municipalities, spanning Essex, Morris, Somerset, Hunterdon, and Mercer counties, including Roseland Borough, Livingston Township, Florham Park Borough, Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Long Hill Township, Bernards Township, Warren Township, Bridgewater Township, Branchburg Township, Hillsborough Township, Readington Township, Raritan Township, East Amwell Township, West Amwell Township, Lambertville City, and Hopewell Township.

In addition, this project makes minor modifications to three PSE&G electric stations, including Roseland Switching Station, Branchburg Switching Station and Pleasant Valley Switching Station.

The project is separated into two segments and requires overhead transmission modifications within existing PSE&G rights-of-way. Segment I of the project runs from Roseland to Branchburg, while Segment II runs from Branchburg to Pleasant Valley.  This project is anticipated to be in service in June 2023.

For questions and comments about this project, please call the Roseland – Pleasant Valley Project Information Line at 1-888-378-0788.

For media inquiries, please call PSE&G's Media Hotline at 973-430-7734.

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Project Hotline
888-378-0788

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Construction Schedule

Bernards Township


Q4 2020

We have completed surveying of the right-of-way, along with verifying subsurface conditions and underground utilities.  You may see our crews on the right-of-way building temporary access roads needed to execute construction and building foundations for the new structures.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Maintaining proper tree clearance from the power lines is absolutely necessary to assure:

The continued safety of homeowners living near the transmission lines,
The safety of PSE&G employees and contractors working on the power lines, and
The reliability of the electric utility system.

In order to maintain PSE&G’s facilities, the cutting and/or mowing of vegetation brush may be necessary on the transmission right-of-way that crosses your property.  Every effort will be made to minimize the impact on your property.

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Branchburg


Q1 2021

You may see our crews on the right-of-way building temporary access roads needed to execute construction and building foundations for the new structures. Once completed, we will be erecting the “Y” monopoles. The new transmission structures may be offset from the existing towers, but will remain within the limits of the ROW. 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. We will also begin the process of removing wire from the exisiting lattice structures. Road closures will be necessary for this process.

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.

Bridgewater


Q4 2021

We have completed surveying of the right-of-way, along with verifying subsurface conditions and underground utilities.  On or about the middle November, you may see our crews on the right-of-way installing temporary access roads. These temporary access roads, either stone or timber matting, allow for our construction traffic and work locations around each transmission structure. All construction activity will take place within the limits of the ROW.

Once completed, contractors will begin installation of the foundations for the new “Y” monopoles.  These new “Y” monopoles may shift along the centerline of the existing lattice towers, but will remain within the ROW.  This work may generate some unavoidable noise and vibration.  In addition, our contractors will begin the process of removing the wires from the existing structure.  Road closures will be needed for this process.

Pursuant to the Bridgewater construction office, work hours will be Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. All construction activity will take place within the limits of the ROW. 

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Maintaining proper tree clearance from the power lines is absolutely necessary to assure:

  • The continued safety of homeowners living near the transmission lines,
  • The safety of PSE&G employees and contractors working on the power lines, and
  • The reliability of the electric utility system.

In order to maintain PSE&G’s facilities, the cutting and/or mowing of vegetation brush may be necessary on the transmission right-of-way that crosses your property.  Every effort will be made to minimize the impact on your property.

Chatham Borough


Q4 2021

We will begin installation of the foundations for the new “Y” monopoles.  These new “Y” monopoles may shift along the centerline of the existing lattice towers. There may be some unavoidable noise and vibrations during the drilling phase of construction.  The drilling phase is anticipated to last for about three days, weather permitting.  We understand this may be an inconvenience.

PLEASE NOTE: Maintaining proper tree clearance from the power lines is absolutely necessary to assure:

  • The continued safety of homeowners living near the transmission lines,
  • The safety of PSE&G employees and contractors working on the power lines, and
  • The reliability of the electric utility system.

In order to maintain PSE&G’s facilities, the cutting and/or mowing of vegetation brush may be necessary on the transmission right-of-way that crosses your property.  Every effort will be made to minimize the impact on your property.

Chatham Township


Q4 2021

On or about Friday, November 19, 2021, PSE&G and its contractors will utilize helicopter crews to help install the RPV transmission lines in parts of Chatham Township and the Township of Long Hill. The schedule for this activity is an estimated timeframe and may be slightly adjusted.

The helicopter activity is expected to last for two days, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., depending on the weather. This activity entails pulling ropes from one transmission structure to the next, using a small helicopter. 

On Friday, November 19, brief and intermittent road closures are anticipated along Long Hill Lane (Chatham Twp), Crestwood Rd., Meyersville Rd., Hickory Tavern Rd., Long Hill Rd. and Mountain Ave.  On Saturday, November 20, brief and intermittent road closures are anticipated along Crestwood Rd.

Meyersville Rd., Hickory Tavern Rd., Long Hill Rd., Mountain Ave., and Morristown Rd.

PLEASE NOTE: Maintaining proper tree clearance from the power lines is absolutely necessary to assure:

  • The continued safety of homeowners living near the transmission lines,
  • The safety of PSE&G employees and contractors working on the power lines, and
  • The reliability of the electric utility system.

In order to maintain PSE&G’s facilities, the cutting and/or mowing of vegetation brush may be necessary on the transmission right-of-way that crosses your property.  Every effort will be made to minimize the impact on your property.

East Amwell


Q3 2017 thru Q4 2019

The Roseland – Pleasant Valley Project (RPV) is a $546 million investment designed to strengthen the electric transmission system by replacing older transmission facilities between PSE&G’s Roseland Switching Station in Roseland, N.J., and its Pleasant Valley Switching Station in Hopewell, N.J. On average, these transmission facilities are approximately 90 years old.

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.

Florham Park


Q1 2021

We have completed surveying of the right-of-way, along with verifying subsurface conditions and underground utilities.  On or about February 22, 2021, you may see our crews on the right-of-way installing temporary access roads. These temporary access roads, either stone or timber matting, allow for our construction traffic and work locations around each transmission structure. All construction activity will take place within the limits of the ROW.

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 this activity.

Hillsborough


Q1 2021

You may see our crews on the right-of-way building temporary access roads needed to execute construction and building foundations for the new structures.

Once completed, we will be erecting the “Y” monopoles. The new transmission structures may be offset from the existing towers, but will remain within the limits of the ROW. 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.  We will also begin the process of removing wire from the exisiting lattice structures.  Road closures will be necessary for this process.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Maintaining proper tree clearance from the power lines is absolutely necessary to assure:

The continued safety of homeowners living near the transmission lines,
The safety of PSE&G employees and contractors working on the power lines, and
The reliability of the electric utility system.

In order to maintain PSE&G’s facilities, the cutting and/or mowing of vegetation brush may be necessary on the transmission right-of-way that crosses your property.  Every effort will be made to minimize the impact on your property.

Hopewell Township


Q3 2017 thru Q4 2019

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.

Lambertville


Q3 2017 thru Q4 2019

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.

Livingston


Q4 2020 - Q2 2021

We have completed surveying of the right-of-way, along with verifying subsurface conditions and underground utilities.  You may see our crews on the right-of-way building temporary access roads needed to execute construction and building foundations for the new structures. 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.

Once completed, we will be erecting the “Y” monopoles. The new transmission structures may be offset from the existing towers, but will remain within the limits of the ROW. 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.  We will also begin the process of removing wire from the exisiting lattice structures.  Road closures will be necessary for this process.

On or about Thursday, February 18, 2021, PSE&G and its contractors will utilize helicopter crews to help install the RPV transmission lines between the PSE&G Roseland Switching Station and Old Road. The schedule for this activity is an estimated timeframe and may be slightly adjusted.

The helicopter activity is expected to last for one to four days, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., depending on the weather. 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 Dorsa Avenue, Naylon Avenue, and West Mount Pleasant Avenue (State Highway 10).

Long Hill Township


Q4 2021

We have completed surveying of the right-of-way, along with verifying subsurface conditions and underground utilities, and the installation of temporary access roads. These temporary access roads, either stone or timber matting, allow for our construction traffic and work locations around each transmission structure. All construction activity will take place within the limits of the ROW.

Once completed, contractors will begin installation of the foundations for the new “Y” monopoles.  These new “Y” monopoles may shift along the centerline of the existing lattice towers, but will remain within the ROW.  This work may generate some unavoidable noise and vibration.  In addition, our contractors will begin the process of removing the wires from the existing structure.  Road closures will be needed for this process.

On or about Friday, November 19, 2021, PSE&G and its contractors will utilize helicopter crews to help install the RPV transmission lines in parts of Chatham Township and the Township of Long Hill. The schedule for this activity is an estimated timeframe and may be slightly adjusted.

The helicopter activity is expected to last for two days, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., depending on the weather. This activity entails pulling ropes from one transmission structure to the next, using a small helicopter. 

On Friday, November 19, brief and intermittent road closures are anticipated along Long Hill Lane (Chatham Twp), Crestwood Rd., Meyersville Rd., Hickory Tavern Rd., Long Hill Rd. and Mountain Ave.  On Saturday, November 20, brief and intermittent road closures are anticipated along Crestwood Rd.

Meyersville Rd., Hickory Tavern Rd., Long Hill Rd., Mountain Ave., and Morristown Rd.

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.

Raritan Township


Q3 2017 thru Q4 2019

The Roseland – Pleasant Valley Project (RPV) is a $546 million investment designed to strengthen the electric transmission system by replacing older transmission facilities between PSE&G’s Roseland Switching Station in Roseland, N.J., and its Pleasant Valley Switching Station in Hopewell, N.J. On average, these transmission facilities are approximately 90 years old.

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.

Raritan Township


Q1 2021

You may see our crews on the right-of-way building temporary access roads needed to execute construction and building foundations for the new structures.

Once completed, we will be erecting the “Y” monopoles. The new transmission structures may be offset from the existing towers, but will remain within the limits of the ROW. 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.  We will also begin the process of removing wire from the exisiting lattice structures.  Road closures will be necessary for this process.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Maintaining proper tree clearance from the power lines is absolutely necessary to assure:

The continued safety of homeowners living near the transmission lines,
The safety of PSE&G employees and contractors working on the power lines, and
The reliability of the electric utility system.

In order to maintain PSE&G’s facilities, the cutting and/or mowing of vegetation brush may be necessary on the transmission right-of-way that crosses your property.  Every effort will be made to minimize the impact on your property.

Readington


Q2 2021

You may see our crews on the right-of-way building temporary access roads needed to execute construction and building foundations for the new structures.

Once completed, we will be erecting the “Y” monopoles. The new transmission structures may be offset from the existing towers, but will remain within the limits of the ROW. 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.  We will also begin the process of removing wire from the exisiting lattice structures.  Road closures will be necessary for this process.

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.

Roseland


Q1 2021

You may see our crews on the right-of-way building temporary access roads needed to execute construction and building foundations for the new structures.

Once completed, we will be erecting the “Y” monopoles. The new transmission structures may be offset from the existing towers, but will remain within the limits of the ROW. 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.  We will also begin the process of removing wire from the exisiting lattice structures.  Road closures will be necessary for this process.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Maintaining proper tree clearance from the power lines is absolutely necessary to assure:

  • The continued safety of homeowners living near the transmission lines,
  • The safety of PSE&G employees and contractors working on the power lines, and
  • The reliability of the electric utility system.

In order to maintain PSE&G’s facilities, the cutting and/or mowing of vegetation brush may be necessary on the transmission right-of-way that crosses your property.  Every effort will be made to minimize the impact on your property.

Warren Township


Q3 2017 thru Q4 2019

The Roseland – Pleasant Valley Project (RPV) is a $546 million investment designed to strengthen the electric transmission system by replacing older transmission facilities between PSE&G’s Roseland Switching Station in Roseland, N.J., and its Pleasant Valley Switching Station in Hopewell, N.J. On average, these transmission facilities are approximately 90 years old.

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.

West Amwell


Q3 2017 thru Q4 2019

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.