Resurfacing program under way on Kennedy Boulevard in Bayonne, Jersey City
A milling operation for Kennedy Boulevard between 52nd Street (Bayonne) and Neptune Avenue (Jersey City) started June 20 and will continue for four days until Thursday, June 23. The paving will start Friday, June 24, and will continue to Wednesday, June 29, weather permitting.
One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained at all times. However, traffic delays should be expected due to lane closures. The working hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
PSE&G announces public workshop for Jersey City–Bayonne project
Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) will hold a public workshop on Thursday, June 30, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Casino in the Park in Jersey City to answer questions about the Jersey City–Bayonne Third Circuit Upgrade project, a new 5.3-mile underground transmission line that will provide power to more than 50,000 customers in Jersey City and Bayonne.
Casino in the Park is located in Lincoln Park in Jersey City. PSE&G representatives will be available to discuss the project and answer questions from residents.
With this project, PSE&G will add an additional electrical circuit between its Jersey City Switching Station and the Bayonne Switching Station starting in July 2011 and ending in September 2012. The new circuit will be 138 kilovolts (kV), the same as existing circuits in the area.
PJM Interconnection has determined the third circuit must be installed to guarantee reliable electricity to customers in the event one or both of the circuits should fail or if one circuit is shut down for maintenance. PJM is a regional transmission organization that manages the high-voltage electric grid and the wholesale electricity market that serves 13 states, including New Jersey and the District of Colombia. Through its authority from the federal government, PJM identifies projects utilities must perform to guarantee the reliability of the regional electrical system.
PJM also requires upgrades to the Bayonne Switching Station for the new circuit and future expansion, if necessary. A new gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) building and control room will be built in the station. GIS allows new electrical switching equipment to be built in a smaller footprint than traditional, outdoor air-insulated technology.
PSE&G will work with local officials to keep all travel lanes open during peak hours of the day. Construction will take place between 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. There will be no parking on both sides of the street where crews are working, and notices will be posted prior to construction. At the end of each day, traffic and parking lanes will reopen.
The schedule of construction is as follows, although it is subject to change: From July to September 2011, construction will take place on Kennedy Boulevard from Stuyvesant Avenue to Virginia Avenue; starting in fall 2011, construction will continue on Kennedy Boulevard from Virginia Avenue to Greenville Avenue; in the spring 2012, connections will be made from Greenville Avenue into the Bayonne Switching Station at W. 63rd St. In the summer 2012, construction will take the circuit from Stuyvesant Avenue along Corbin Avenue, Broadway Avenue, Duffield Avenue, and Van Keuren Avenue into the Jersey City Switching Station.