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Chatham Township

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 have reached 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.

For more information on this project, please contact:

Project Hotline
888-378-0788
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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.

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.