Pre-construction activities have begun on the Susquehanna-Roseland power line project being constructed by PSE&G.
The New Jersey portion of the 50,000-volt transmission line, which will begin in Berwick, Pa., will go through 45 miles of the state, starting in Warren County and going east through Andover and Jefferson into Montville and then turning south to Roseland.
According to PSE&G, the project to install the new line is intended to improve "reliable electric service."
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Construction activities in Kinnelon, including survey work and site preparation, are expected to be completed on the right-of-way in the area of Split Rock Road by Sept. 14.
Work is also being done in surrounding municipalities. The construction schedule for nearby towns through Sept. 14 is as follows, according to PSE&G’s web site:
- Montville: Survey work and site preparation will be done on the right-of-way in the following areas: Ward Witty Road, Boonton Avenue, Stoneybrook Road, Schneider Road, Abbot Road, Old Lane and Main Road. There will also be some clearing and grading of access roads on the right-of-way in the Changebridge Road, Abbot Road, Old Lane areas.
- Jefferson: Survey work and site preparation will be done on the right‐of‐way in the following areas: Route 15, Sachem Road Winona Trail, Croft Road and Woodport Road. There will also be some clearing and grading of access roads on the right‐of-way in the Weldon Road area.
- Hopatcong: No construction, but survey crews may be seen on right-of-way.
- Parsippany: No construction work is scheduled before Sept. 14.
The power line is expected to be operational by June 2015.