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Underground Electric Facility Upgrade in Union County

[via PSEG, media contact: John Margaritis (908) 412-2231]

(August 26, 2014 – Newark, NJ) Public Service Electric & Gas Co. (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, is upgrading and replacing an underground electric transmission circuit in Union County. 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 Springfield Road Substation through Union, Kenilworth, Roselle Park and Cranford into the Aldene Switching Station.

Project construction activities will be completed intermittently between September 2014 and December 2014. We will be working specifically in your area for short durations throughout this period and a majority of the work will last for 1-2 days at a time. PSE&G and our partner, W.A. Chester, will be working in the following locations:

PSE&G is currently anticipating activities occurring intermittently in each community and location from September 2014 through December 2014:

In Union, work will be occurring at the end of Iorio Ct. and on Route 22 near N.Michigan Ave.;

In Kenilworth, work will be occurring on N. Michigan Ave near Via Vitale, Jefferson Ave., and Fairfield Ave.;

In Roselle Park, work will be occurring near Colfax Ave. and Woodside Rd.;

In Cranford, work will be occurring on South Ave E. near Aldene Rd.

To expedite this work, PSE&G has scheduled extended work hours Monday through Friday, with some 24-hr. 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 variations due to the construction process and weather sensitive work activities. Road or lane closings with possible detours will be necessary during construction. If possible, motorists are encouraged to travel an alternate route until the work is completed. Police detail 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 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 (