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Utility Upgrade Set to Begin in Teaneck

Work at Palisade Avenue substation to last about a year, company says.

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. 

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Art Vatsky December 20, 2012 at 02:21 PM
I wish the PSEG workers a safe and successful project. Working with high voltage electricity requires constant attention and proper safety procedures. Electricity is not a very forgiving type of energy, in part because it is invisible.

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