ELIZABETH — Public Service Electric & Gas Co. (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, is upgrading and replacing a portion of an underground electric transmission circuit in Essex and Union counties. The circuit, which runs through Elizabeth and Newark, connects the utility’s Bayway Switching Station in Elizabeth to its Federal Square Substation in Newark.
Construction activities along the 7.2 mile of this circuit will occur between Bayway Switching Station and Frontage Road in Newark and will be completed between February and May, with the majority of work occurring from February to April. During this period, utility service to PSE&G customers will continue as usual.
Work will be occurring in the following areas:
- Elizabeth: Trenton Avenue, Doyle Street, Erie Street, 3rd Street, Dowd Avenue and Routes 1&9 (Spring Street)
- Newark: Varies locations on Route 1&9 Southbound between Elizabeth and Frontage Road
To expedite this work, PSE&G has scheduled extended work hours Monday through Friday, with some 24-hour 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. No major road closings are expected, however lane closures and/or detours will be necessary during construction. Motorists may want to travel an alternate route until the work is completed. Local police will be on site at all times to oversee new traffic patterns.