Public Service Electric and Gas will begin work to upgrade a decades-old power substation in Teaneck early next month, the company said Wednesday.
Work at the Palisade Avenue station, near the Richard Rodda Center, is expected to begin around Jan. 2 and last until December 2013, according to PSE&G.
"This upgrade will ensure continued safe, reliable utility service for area residents and business owners. During this period, utility service to PSE&G customers will continue as usual," a company statement said.
"To expedite this work, PSE&G has scheduled extended work-hours Monday through Saturday. It should be noted that the construction dates and scheduled work-hours identified are tentative and subject to minimal variations due to the construction process," according to the statement.
The project is part of a series of infrastructure upgrades on lines and substations serving Teaneck and other nearby towns. PSE&G is .
Company officials have said the power stations are more than 50 years old and need to be upgraded to meet growing electric demand in the area.