Message from PSE&G on January 3, 2019:
This letter serves as an update to the earlier notification concerning PSE&G’s installation of new utility poles in Hoboken as part of system upgrades to address increasing demand, reliability and storm preparedness.
From January 3 – 11, 2019, work crews will continue to dig holes for the taller and sturdier poles along Madison Street between Fourth Street and Eighth Street. [This will continue until they reach the Madison Street Substation at Eleventh Street.]
On or about January 14, 2019, the crews will begin to install the new poles along Madison, beginning at Observer Highway and working north, one block at a time, to the Madison Street Substation.
Please note, there will be no parking on either side of the street for both the hole digs and the pole installation. During the digging process, the right parking lane will be open for through-traffic. However, each block will be completely closed when the poles are actually being put in place.
PSE&G will work with the Hoboken Police Department on any traffic adjustments to minimize inconvenience to residents. In addition, during work hours, certain parking restrictions may be instituted to accommodate construction equipment. Planned work hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and on some Sundays. There will be no service outages as a result of this activity.
At the conclusion of the overhead electric circuit construction, Verizon will transfer telecommunications and CATV infrastructure to the new poles before removing the old poles. For more information, call our Reliability Hotline at 1-800-901-5035, visit https://www.psegtransmission.com/your-town/Hoboken.
We appreciate your continued patience and cooperation as we work to complete these important upgrades to the electric system to ensure both safety and reliability.