PSE&G Announces Upgrade Plans For Underground Electric Circuit

UNION COUNTY — Public Service Electric & Gas Co. (PSE&G) is upgrading and replacing an underground electric transmission circuit in Union County as part of its North Central Reliability Project.

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, officials say.

PSE&G is currently anticipating construction activities occurring in each community and location during the following periods:

  • In Springfield: Church Mall near Morris Avenue, on Linden Avenue near Wabeno Avenue, and Meisel Avenue near the Meisel Avenue Park on or about Dec. 26, 2013 until approximately June 6, 2014
  • In Union: Adjacent to Liberty Avenue and Springfield Road behind the substation on or about Dec. 26, 2013 until approximately June 6, 2014

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 change 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, the utility said.

The utility reminds motorists to slow down and be alert when driving past a PSE&G worksite.

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