PSE&G Underground Electric Construction on Newark Avenue in Jersey City
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HUDSON COUNTY – Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) has begun construction on Newark Avenue between Senate Place and James Street in Jersey City as part of the utility’s Northeast Grid Project. As part of the project, the utility will be installing a 230,000 volt (230kV) underground electric transmission circuit in Jersey City from the Hudson Switching Station to the South Waterfront Switching Station. The circuit will span 3.5 miles.

PSE&G’s Northeast Grid Reliability Project will upgrade overhead and add underground transmission circuits in northeastern New Jersey. It will deliver the increased electric capacity required by New Jersey businesses and residents, increase transfer capability, provide better power quality and reduce transmission system congestion. In addition to installing the new 230kV circuit, the project also will upgrade overhead transmission lines from the Hudson Switching Station in Jersey City to the Roseland Switching Station in Roseland, as well as upgrade several of the utility’s substations.

This work will impact traffic in the coming weeks. Beginning on Monday, October 21 and ending on approximately Friday, November 8, only one lane of traffic will be available on Newark Avenue between Tonnelle Avenue and James Street from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If possible, motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes and avoid this area, especially during morning and evening rush hours.

For everyone’s safety, PSE&G crews use work area protection including local Jersey City extra traffic control police officers, traffic cones, barriers, etc., providing measures for a safe project completion.

PSE&G reminds motorists to slow down and be alert when driving near the construction zone.

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