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Hopewell 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.

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

Q1 2021 Update

PSE&G will be upgrading and replacing utility poles along Route 31 (Pennington Road), and will continue along Pennington Hopewell Road, Moores Mill Mt Rose Road and Pennington Rocky Hill Road.  We expect construction to begin to begin on or around February 22, 2021.  This work will continue intermittently for six to 9 months.  Work will take place between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Some weekend work may be necessary.

We expect construction at the Mt. Rose Substation to begin Q2 2021. All work will take place within PSE&G property.  Work hours will be between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday>, as well as some nights and weekends, as needed. 

The station will be in-service by the summer of 2022 with landscaping and final restoration completed by the end of that same year. 

 

June 2018 Update

PSE&G will continue upgrading and replacing the utility poles and electric wire on the following streets:

• Pennington Road (Route 31) between Diverty Road and Blackwell Road

• Blackwell Road between Pennington Road (Route 31) and Pennington Lawrenceville Road

• Pennington Lawrenceville Road between Blackwell Road and Federal City Road

• Federal City Road between Pennington Lawrenceville Road and Blackwell Road

• Blackwell Road between Federal City Road and Cold Soil Road

• Cold Soil Road between Blackwell Road and Carter Road

Overhead construction activities will continue intermittently throughout 2019. Work hours will be between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as some nights and weekends, as needed. All schedules are estimates, weather dependent and subject to change. Lane shifts, detours and road closures may be required during construction and will be coordinated with local police and traffic control.

 

February 2019 Update

PSE&G will continue upgrading and replacing the utility poles and electric wire on the following streets:

• Pennington Road (Route 31) between Diverty Road and Bull Run Road

• Bull Run Road between Pennington Road (Route 31) and Federal City Road

• Federal City Road between Bull Run Road and Bunker Hill Road

• Bunker Hill Road between Federal City Road and Stewarts Crossing Way

Overhead construction activities will continue intermittently throughout 2019. Work hours will be between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as some nights and weekends, as needed. All schedules are estimates, weather dependent and subject to change. Lane shifts, detours and road closures may be required during construction and will be coordinated with local police and traffic control.

 

April 2019 Update

PSE&G will begin underground manholes and electrical equipment installtion on or about May 1, 2019, and to be completed by late August 2019.  Underground construction will take place along the following roadways:
• Pennington Lawrenceville Road between Blackwell Road and Federal City Road
• Federal City Road between Pennington Lawrenceville Road and Blackwell Road

Work activities will take place during the daytime, between 8:30a.m. and 6:30p.m., Monday through Friday.  Work schedules are estimates, weather dependent and subject to change.  Some aspects of this activity may result in unavoidable noise.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please note:  We do not expect this project to cause any service interruptions.

Detours and a road closure are required during construction and will be coordinated with the Hopewell Police Department and traffic control. Federal City Road between Pennington Lawrenceville Road and Blackwell Road, will be closed from 9a.m. – 6p.m. However, local traffic will continue to have access to residential driveways. 

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.

69kV Initiative

Reliability Project Overview
PSE&G is currently conducting statewide electric reliability improvements to its utility infrastructure. These enhancements will improve both electric service reliability and system redundancy to ensure safe and reliable service to our customers. Throughout the state of New Jersey, PSE&G infrastructure upgrades will reduce the demand on the existing 26kV network. The projects will install 69kV transmission circuits connecting PSE&G stations around the state.

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