Union Township

Emergency Repair Work in Union Township Required

The unanticipated emergency work is necessary to make vital repairs to one of PSE&G’s underground electric circuits. This construction work will not interrupt your electric service. While PSE&G understands the inconvenience that this emergency repair work may cause, it is critical to repair the circuit to ensure safe and reliable electric service to residents, businesses, and civic facilities in your community. 

 

For more information on this project, please contact:

Kevin M. Kimbo
1-866-337-5604
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  • What is the Underground Transmission Upgrade Program?

    The underground transmission upgrade program is a portfolio of projects that will upgrade or replace underground transmission circuits throughout New Jersey. The initiative is being executed in phases and geographic areas across the state. These projects have been identified by PJM, the regional transmission organization (RTO) responsible for planning the transmission system in all or parts of 13 states, including New Jersey, to ensure reliable electric service and fortify sections of the transmission grid.

    What will these projects do?

    PSE&G is currently improving its electric reliability statewide in order to upgrade its utility infrastructure. The purpose is to ensure safe, reliable electric service for New Jersey residents and businesses. These projects will upgrade or replace underground transmission circuits connecting stations to each other.

    Why is this upgrade needed?

    These upgrades are needed to address the increased demand for reliable electricity throughout PSE&G service territory. As population has increased and consumer electronic needs have evolved, the existing underground transmission networks of the last century have been taxed. These upgrades will alleviate the demands on the existing underground transmission network.

    How long will construction last?

    Projects are planned to be completed intermittently and work surrounding the manholes is tentatively scheduled until the end of 2018. Majority of underground transmission projects are short in duration and typical construction lasts 3-6 months. Construction dates and work schedules are weather dependent to ensure safety of our crews and the general public.

    How will this impact traffic?

    Traffic may be slightly impacted during construction; however PSE&G will work with municipal safety and New Jersey Department of Transportation to minimize any traffic issues that arise during construction.

    Safety of the public and construction crews is our highest priority. During construction, it is essential that you and anyone occupying your property, including children and pets, refrain from going near our construction work zones.

    What are the benefits to the region?

    This portfolio of projects will provide safe, highly reliable service.  It will also create construction jobs, and provide municipal revenue though requisite permits. The enhanced electrical infrastructure will help support regional economic growth.

    What approvals are you seeking?

    PSE&G will secure all necessary permits and approvals from local governing authorities wherever construction is taking place, as well as the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and other applicable state agencies.

    Do the underground lines produce electric and magnetic fields?

    Electric and magnetic fields are present wherever there is a flow of electric current, whether in wires in the home, electrical appliances, or power lines. Electric fields are produced by the voltage or electrical pressure in a wire and are present even if an appliance is turned off, as long as it is connected to a source of electric power. Magnetic fields are produced whenever there is a flow of electric current through a wire. Electric and magnetic fields are not visible, like other fields such as a gravitational field or a temperature field.

    Are electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) harmful?

    The overwhelming body of scientific study shows no definitive link between EMF and human health issues. Since 1977, concerns over magnetic fields and possible health effects have been the subject of numerous scientific and regulatory review panels, and extensive research and studies continue to be funded in this field of study.

    After nearly 30 years of worldwide research, there are no direct or causal links between electric and magnetic fields and adverse health effects. New Jersey has standards regarding maximum permissible electric fields at the edge of transmission line rights of way. However, there are no state standards with regards to magnetic field levels nor are there any federal rules, regulations or standards for either electric or magnetic field levels.

    Magnetic fields from appliances like hair dryers, microwave ovens, and motorized appliances are often stronger than the fields directly beneath power lines. PSE&G will design and install this line according to appropriate state and federal guidelines related to safety and environmental impact.

    Learn more about EMF

    Contact Us

    If you have questions or concerns, please call our toll free number at 1-866-337-5604.

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

Union Township

  • July 2017 - June 2018

    Beginning in July 2017 and continuing intermittently through June 2018, PSE&G will be replacing utility poles throughout Union Township. This work is part of the Vauxhall Network Upgrade to eliminate outdated equipment and upgrade utility poles and equipment where necessary to ensure optimal service for customers. These upgrades will help prepare the area for future utility upgrades as well, to enhance and improve the reliability of PSE&G’s electric service to Union Township and the surrounding area.

    Safety is our highest priority. PSE&G will work with the Union Township Police Department to minimize any traffic concerns or inconvenience to the public. During construction, short-term lane or shoulder closures may be necessary. 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.

  • December 2018

    Beginning in November 2018 and continuing for several months, PSE&G will be completing vegetation maintenance and replacing utility poles throughout Union Township. This work is part of the 69kV upgrade connecting Stanley Terrace Substation and Springfield Road Substation. These upgrades will help to enhance and improve the reliability of PSE&G’s electric service to Union Township and the surrounding area.

    Beginning November  2018, PSE&G overhead construction crews and vegetation management contractor crews will begin working on Morrison Ave between Stuyvesant Avenue and Winslow Avenue. PSE&G anticipates continuing work on Winslow Avenue, Commerce Avenue, Morris Avenue, and Rahway Avenue throughout 2019. Work will occur intermittently at each location and police will be on-site during all activity to ensure safe traffic operations and minimal inconvenience.

    Beginning on or around December 3, PSE&G anticipates beginning underground construction activities on Springfield Road between Milltown Road and Route 22. Work will occur from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM and will require a road closure. Work is expected to be completed in 1 week. 

    There are no planned electric service outages affiliated with this work

    Safety is our highest priority. PSE&G will work with the Union Township Police Department to minimize any traffic concerns or inconvenience to the public. During construction, short-term lane or shoulder closures may be necessary. 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.

December 31, 2014

PSE&G Upgrades and Replaces Underground Electric Transmission Circuit In Lodi and Hasbrouck Heights

(December 31, 2014 – Newark, NJ) Public Service Electric & Gas Co. (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, will be upgrading and replacing one of its underground electric transmission circuits along Route 46 in Lodi and Hasbrouck Heights. To conduct this work safely, PSE&G is working with the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) to close the right lane of Route 46 eastbound. During this project, no interruption of electric service is anticipated.

The area for the upcoming underground work is from 156 Route 46 in... Continue Reading

69kV Initiative

Public Service Electric & Gas Co. (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, is committed to delivering safe, reliable electric service to its customers. Maintaining world-class reliability requires an electric infrastructure that can keep pace with customers’ evolving energy needs. Over the last several decades, New Jersey has experienced tremendous commercial and residential growth. As businesses and residents use more electricity, it is our responsibility to reinforce, upgrade, and in many cases replace, our electric transmission infrastructure to keep up with that demand.

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