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JCP&L Completes Large 'Transmission Reinforcement' Project In Eatontown

EATONTOWN: Those wondering what those road closures in the area of the intersection of Route 36 and 36 in the borough where all about can now know that they are done for the summer.

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed a $4.8 million transmission system reinforcement project in Eatontown to "enhance customer service reliability for more than 4,000 customers in the Monmouth County area."

The project included installing a 1.6-mile section of transmission line on 70 new poles between existing substations in Eatontown along Route 35 and the area of Clinton Avenue. In addition, equipment was upgraded on existing distribution lines along the route.

According to JCP&L, the project also involved adding new substation equipment, including a circuit breaker and new protective relay devices designed to remotely monitor operations. A release states that the circuit breakers or other relay devices can be reset automatically to help reduce the duration and number of customers affected if an outage occurs.

"The project strengthens the transmission system and supports the distribution and delivery of electricity to Eatontown area residents and businesses," said Mark Jones, JCP&L vice president of Operations in the release. "This important infrastructure enhancement project was completed in a timely and efficient manner to deliver the safe and reliable service our customers expect and deserve."

The work in Eatontown is part of JCP&L's previously announced plans to spend about $359 million in 2017 on projects designed to enhance and maintain its electrical grid.

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