Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. today shared information about ongoing work by PSE&G to upgrade to replace and upgrade aging infrastructure at the Clay Street Substation.
"I am glad that PSE&G is doing its best to keep the community informed about work that could impact residents who live and work in the North Ward," Ramos said.
PSE&G will said it will begin working on underground manholes and electric equipment on or about May 21 and be completed in about a month, weather permitting. The work will occur on Clay Street between McCarter Highway and Broadway; Broadway between Broad Street and 7th Avenue; and 7th Avenue between Broadway and Clinton Avenue.
Work west of Broad Street will be conducted during the day, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Work east of Broad Street will be conducted at night, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday evening through Saturday morning.
PSE&G said it is working with the Newark Police Department to minimize any traffic concerns or inconvenience to the public. Lane closures and detours will be required during construction. Please be advised that local traffic will be granted access to driveways.
"Safety is our highest priority," PSE&G said in a letter sent to Ramos. "It is essential that you and anyone using your property, including children and pets, refrain from going near our construction work zones."
PSE&G stressed that the construction activities will not interrupt electric service.
Residents with questions or concerns, please visit our website at www.pseg.com/69kV or call PSE&G toll free number at 1-800-901-5035.