PSE&G: Construction activities continue on Susquehanna Roseland in New Jersey

Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) has issued a construction schedule of the 500-kV Susquehanna-Roseland transmission line.

PSE&G said that the construction and pre-construction activities are underway on segments of the Susquehanna-Roseland transmission line, which runs from the Berwick area in Pennsylvania to PSE&G’s substation in Roseland, N.J.

PSE&G is building the New Jersey portion of the line, while PPL Electric Utilities will build the Pennsylvania portion.

Construction activities include grading, clearing and installing environmental controls on rights-of-way (ROW), foundation work, wire removal, tower dismantling and assembly and pre-blast survey work. 

According to the PSE&G’s construction schedule, work is scheduled from Nov. 26 through Dec. 8. To minimize impacts to the environment, PSE&G said it will use helicopters in certain areas of the Susquehanna-Roseland project to assist in construction.

The New Jersey portion of the line is 45 miles, beginning in Hardwick, Warren County, proceeding east to Andover, Sussex County, and on to Jefferson, Morris County. The route continues east to Montville and then turns south to Roseland, Essex County, according to PSE&G’s Website.

The line is expected to be in service by 2015.

A PPL Electric Utilities spokesperson told TransmissionHub Nov. 27 that the company’s portion of the Susquehanna-Roseland transmission line has increased from $500m to $560m as of Sept. 30.

The $60m cost increase results primarily from an increase in steel costs, the spokesperson said. The increase brings the total estimated cost for the project to more than $1.3bn.

PPL Electric is a subsidiary of PPL (NYSE:PPL) and PSE&G is a subsidiary of PSEG (NYSE:PEG).