ROCKLAND ELECTRIC SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
- Electric Transmission Line Undergrounding From Old Tappan to Closter
- Upgrading Harings Corner and Closter electric substations
PROJECT WORK PLAN --- WEEK OF 06/25/18
Rockland Electric Company has begun a new $28-million, two-year, electric system improvement project that will include the installation of 3.2 miles of underground electric transmission line from Old Tappan through Norwood to Closter.
The underground transmission line will be installed within public roadways connecting Rockland Electric’s Harings Corner substation in Old Tappan and its substation in Closter.
The route will run from Harings Corner substation along Orangeburgh Road to Broadway to Broad Street to Blanch Avenue to West Street and end on Michaels Lane.
This week (6/25) crews will be working on Michaels Lane, Closter and Broad St. in Norwood.
Work on Michaels Lane is expected to continue into the beginning of July.
Work on Broadway, Norwood and Orangeburgh Rd, Old Tappan setting manholes will continue throughout July.
Trenching work on Broadway is expected to start the beginning of July.
Trenching work slated to begin last week on Broadway in Norwood was re-scheduled to take place over the schools’ summer break.
Rockland Electric has scheduled this project’s completion for May 2020.
About the Project:
Rockland Electric Company is building a new $28-million, two-year, electric system improvement project that will include the installation of 3.2 miles of underground electric transmission line from Old Tappan through Norwood to Closter.
The project, and its significant investment in these communities, is designed to enhance electric service reliability, accommodate increased load growth and further protect the electric system from storms for approximately 13,702 Rockland Electric Company customers in 10 communities.
Those customers are in the Northern Valley communities of: Old Tappan, Norwood, Northvale, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Harrington Park, Alpine, Haworth and Rockleigh.
The underground transmission line will be installed within public roadways connecting Rockland Electric’s Harings Corner substation in Old Tappan and its substation in Closter. The route will run from Harings Corner substation along Orangeburgh Road to Broadway to Broad Street to Blanch Avenue to West Street and end on Michaels Lane.
In addition to the new underground transmission line, Rockland Electric will perform upgrade work at both substations to provide greater operational flexibility.
An electric substation is an entry point to bring more electricity into the area. The substation takes high voltage electricity from the bulk power transmission system and converts that electricity to lower voltage. The substation equipment then channels that lower voltage electricity into the electric distribution system that runs on local streets to deliver the electricity to homes and businesses
Rockland Electric will be performing this work on its transmission and distribution systems within its existing rights-of-way, along public roadways and on its properties where the Harings Corner and Closter substations are located. The project’s work will be performed Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rockland Electric is working closely with local government and police departments on this project and plans a collaborative effort to minimize construction disruption along the communities’ roadways. However, motorists traveling on the roadways along the project’s route should expect periodic delays.
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Residents of Norwood, I would like to make you aware of a wonderful program being offered here in Norwood. It is The Food Pantry sponsored by the Church of the Holy Communion, 66 Summit Street. The pantry is currently serving more than 30 families a month and their need continues to grow. They are in desperate need of our assistance whether it is by contributing non-perishable food items from their list or sending a monetary donation. I ask you to please join me in making a donation today. If you would like information on the Pantry’s hours of operation or a list of items needed please call the Church Office at 201-768-0634.
Mayor James P. Barsa