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.

Current Construction Activity:
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.

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.

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.

Hopwell 69KV

  • ongoing

    May 2020 Update:                                                                                   

    Beginning on or about Wednesday, May 27, 2020 underground construction activities will take place at the Route 31/ Pennington Road overpass and Bull Run Road in Hopewell, NJ.  Work hours will be between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Work activities are expected to last five to seven business days. Temporary paving and restoration will occur at the end of every workday, and final paving and restoration is expected to be completed by the fall of 2020.  All schedules are estimates, weather dependent and subject to change.

    To safely complete this portion of work there will be alternating lane shifts, detours and flaggers on site to direct the follow of traffic.  The 295 South exit at Rt. 31/Pennington Road will be accessible during construction. PSE&G will work with the local police to safely control traffic for motorists and pedestrians.

    Because customers like you rely on electric and gas to power their daily lives, PSE&G is considered an essential service. As we continue this critical work to keep the power system safe and reliable, we are taking prudent measures and maintaining safety as our number one priority.

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the interest of maintaining the safety of our customers, our employees, and their families, PSE&G workers and PSE&G contractors follow safety guidelines put into place by the CDC and NJ State Department of Health, as well as all directives from the Governor’s Office and county/municipal governments. This includes that our workers practice social distancing and we ask that you also maintain a safe distance from our crews. PSE&G will not need to enter your home or business as a result of this work.

    We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we work to complete these important upgrades to ensure safety and reliability. For questions or more information about the project, please call PSE&G’s Electric Reliability Hotline at 1-800-606-0045.

     

    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.

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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