Press Release from PSE&G
PSE&G North Central Reliability Project Underground Electric Facility Upgrade in Union County Work occurring in the communities of Springfield and Union
Public Service Electric & Gas Co. (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, is upgrading and replacing an underground electric transmission circuit in Union County as part of its North Central Reliability Project. The purpose of this infrastructure upgrade is to continue to ensure safe, reliable utility service for area residents and business owners. The circuit runs from PSE&G’s West Orange Switching Station through West Orange, Maplewood, Millburn, Springfield, through Union into the Springfield Road Substation. Construction activities along the nine-mile circuit will be completed between January 2014 and June 2014. During this period utility service to PSE&G customers will not be impacted.
PSE&G is currently anticipating construction activities occuring in each community and location during the following periods:
In Springfield: Church Mall near Morris Ave, on Linden Ave near Wabeno Ave, and Meisel Ave near the Meisel Avenue Park on or about December 26, 2013 – approximately June 6, 2014
In Union: Adjacent to Liberty Avenue and Springfield Road behind the Substation on or about December 26, 2013 – approximately June 6, 2014
To expedite this work, PSE&G has scheduled extended work hours Monday through Friday, with some 24hr. and/or weekend work expected during certain aspects of the project. It should be noted that the construction dates and scheduled work hours identified are tentative and subject to minimal variations due to the construction process and weather sensitive work activities. No major road closings are expected, however lane closures with possible detours will be necessary during construction. If possible, motorists are encouraged to travel an alternate route until the work is completed. Local police will be on site at all times to oversee new traffic patterns. Interruptions will be kept to a minimum, and PSE&G regrets any inconvenience the project may cause.
For everyone’s safety, PSE&G crews use work area protection including local police department traffic management assistance, traffic cones, barriers, utility work signage, and flaggers, providing safety measures for project completion. The utility reminds motorists to slow down and be alert when driving past a PSE&G worksite.
Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey’s oldest and largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly three-quarters of the state’s population. PSE&G is the winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability. PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company (www.pseg.com).