PSE&G begins surveying in North Brunswick

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NORTH BRUNSWICK – Residents along the Route 130 corridor may see activity from PSE&G representatives.

The energy company will be replacing its A-shaped lattice transmission towers with “forks,” or monopoles with prongs, in the coming months. Michael Hritz, director of North Brunswick’s Department of Community Development, said the statewide transition is so that the poles can hold more powerful cables higher up.

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The project is ongoing in the northern areas of Woodbridge and Edison, Hritz said during the Oct. 10 council meeting, and will head through Milltown and behind DeVry University on Route 1; to Hoover Drive, Hillside Drive and Farrington Boulevard; through the Farrington Lake conservation area; and into East Brunswick. No timetable was provided.

The surveying and engineering are in their early stages, Hritz said, so residents may encounter PSE&G employees near their properties.

This project is semi-related to PSE&G upgrading the North Brunswick Switching Station to 69kV power, which will necessitate the installation of larger poles in the Judd Elementary School area, including Halsey Road, Taylor Road and Roosevelt Avenue. Hritz said there is some tree trimming and removal currently taking place.

Hritz said the projects are managed by the N.J. Board of Public Utilities, so there is no action required by the township.

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