Here is the May 12th, 2015 update from Atlantic City Elec­tric regard­ing the Peer­mont Sub­sta­tion project being con­ducted in the Bor­ough of Avalon. Con­tin­ual updates will be pro­vided at www.avalonboro.net. Any ques­tions about this project may be directed to Veron­ica Town, Senior Pub­lic Affairs Manager/Atlantic City Elec­tric, at (609) 463?3805 or at veronica.town@atlanticcityelectric.com. Also, here is a ren­der­ing of some of the new, more durable poles that Atlantic City Elec­tric plans on installing in Avalon and Stone Har­bor as part of this major energy upgrade. The poles are designed to with­stand much higher winds typ­i­cal in an Atlantic hur­ri­cane. You can view local dam­age to energy poles in recent coastal storms in this link, and see the loca­tions for the new poles at www.powereng.com/Peermont

The project is slated to take its summer break on Thursday, May 21st.  No work will be conducted during the summer, work will resume after Labor Day weekend.  Sidewalk repairs and installation is ongoing at the site and will conclude next week.  Paving of streets damaged by manhole installation and heavy equipment will occur on Friday, May 15th.  There will be two pumper trucks pouring concrete on the footprint of the new substation on Wednesday, May 13th.  Various form removal operations will occur from May 14th through May 16th and they will be removed via a flatbed truck.  Curbing repairs in the area will conclude on May 13th.  It is anticipated, weather permitting, that work will continue on both Saturday and Sunday.  The contractor will lock the gate on the project no later than 3:30pm on Thursday, May 21st.  Before departing the area, the general contractor will also perform a street cleaning operation to remove dust and debris from the site in advance of the holiday weekend.

 

May 5th update: The Spring 2015 con­struc­tion work at the Peer­mont Sub­sta­tion is draw­ing to a con­clu­sion dur­ing the week of May 4th, 2015. All con­struc­tion work on the site will con­clude on or before May 19th, 2015 with final work being done by the after­noon of May 21st, 2015 in advance of Memo­r­ial Day week­end. Site restora­tion work at the Peer­mont Sub­sta­tion will begin on Wednes­day or Thurs­day, May 6th or 7th and will con­tinue through the morn­ing of May 21st. Avalon Bor­ough offi­cials, safety per­son­nel, and engi­neers took a walk­ing tour of the site on Tues­day, May 5th to inspect the project and the impact along 60th and 61st streets in the Bor­ough. Restora­tion work will begin on 60th Street and move to 61st Street. This work will include but is not lim­ited to safe repairs to the streets and road­way; the replace­ment of side­walks and gut­ters that were dam­aged by heavy equip­ment on both streets; and a com­plete clean­ing of both streets. All park­ing restric­tions will be lifted in advance of May 21st. Res­i­dents may con­tinue to access both streets and their prop­er­ties dur­ing the final stages of the spring work. Var­i­ous work has been sched­uled for the fall includ­ing the removal of old power trans­mis­sion poles that will no longer be used, and addi­tional man­holes that will be needed for trans­mis­sion line purposes.

There will be some con­struc­tion at the Peer­mont Sub­sta­tion on Sat­ur­day May 9th, but no con­struc­tion is antic­i­pated on Sun­day, May 10th. For motorists who are dri­ving on these streets dur­ing the annual yard sale, please exer­cise cau­tion while driving.

No con­struc­tion will occur from May 22nd through Labor Day week­end. The site will be secured with a safety fence and all mechan­i­cal equip­ment will be off the streets with no park­ing restric­tions in place. Dur­ing the fall, addi­tional pil­ings will be placed in the ground, the sub­sta­tion will be demol­ished and the new sub­sta­tion con­structed, and new steel trans­mis­sion poles will replace the wooden poles along Ocean Drive north to Avalon Boulevard.

Here is the April 23rd, 2015 update from Atlantic City Elec­tric regard­ing the Peer­mont Sub­sta­tion project being con­ducted in the Bor­ough of Avalon. Con­tin­ual updates will be pro­vided at www.avalonboro.net. Any ques­tions about this project may be directed to Veron­ica Town, Senior Pub­lic Affairs Manager/Atlantic City Elec­tric, at (609) 463?3805 or at veronica.town@atlanticcityelectric.com. Also, here is a ren­der­ing of some of the new, more durable poles that Atlantic City Elec­tric plans on installing in Avalon and Stone Har­bor as part of this major energy upgrade. The poles are designed to with­stand much higher winds typ­i­cal in an Atlantic hur­ri­cane. You can view local dam­age to energy poles in recent coastal storms in this link, and see the loca­tions for the new poles at www.powereng.com/Peermont

All of the pil­ings that needed to be installed dur­ing the Spring phase of this con­struc­tion project have been installed. Riser poles to han­dle the elec­tric trans­mis­sion are being installed on both 60th Street and 61st Street. Other poles asso­ci­ated with the project will be removed before the project’s com­ple­tion in spring, 2016. Con­crete work will occur at the site before the project takes a sum­mer break on or before May 21st. Con­crete deliv­er­ies will occur on 61st Street. The dates for the con­crete work are ten­ta­tively set for April 25th through on or about April 28th; May 6th through the 8th; and May 11th through the 14th. Cur­rently there are park­ing restric­tions on 60th Street with access for prop­erty own­ers and emer­gency vehi­cles only.

60th Street rendering of finished substation

Here is the April 17th, 2015 update from Atlantic City Elec­tric regard­ing the Peer­mont Sub­sta­tion project being con­ducted in the Bor­ough of Avalon:Con­trac­tors will be work­ing on Sat­ur­day, April 17th from 7:00am until 5:30pm. No pil­ings will be chipped until after 8:00am. The last sig­nif­i­cant sub­con­trac­tor for the Spring work, F.M. Schi­avone, will mobi­lize Mon­day in prepa­ra­tion for installing rein­forced con­crete on the 61st Street side of the project. The project will be sus­pended before Memo­r­ial Day week­end for the bal­ance of the sum­mer, with all equip­ment removed and the site secured. The 200 block of 60th Street will be closed from April 20th at 7:00am through April 24th at 8:00pm. Vehic­u­lar traf­fic will be open to res­i­dents of 60th Street and also to emer­gency vehi­cles as needed. The street will have no park­ing signs in place.

Here is a clar­i­fi­ca­tion on April 10, 2015 from Atlantic City Elec­tric regard­ing the Peer­mont Sub­sta­tion project being con­ducted in the Bor­ough of Avalon:

The 200 block of 60th Street between Ocean Drive and Dune Drive will be closed to traf­fic from Mon­day, April 13th at 7:00am until Fri­day, April 17th at 8:00pm due to a street open­ing required by the main con­trac­tor on the project. A man­hole will be installed on 60th Street to han­dle the dis­tri­b­u­tion por­tion of this project. The street clos­ing is sub­stan­tially sim­i­lar to the open­ing that was per­formed dur­ing the week of April 6th along 61st Street. Vehic­u­lar traf­fic will be open to res­i­dents of 60th Street and to emer­gency vehi­cles as needed. No park­ing signs will be in place dur­ing this five day period.

A par­tial street open­ing is expected to occur on 61st Street some­time after April 20th on a por­tion of the street between Ocean Drive and the sub­sta­tion. This will be to han­dle the trans­mis­sion por­tion of this project. Another man­hole will be installed on this street. Any ques­tions about this project may be directed to Veron­ica Town, Senior Pub­lic Affairs Manager/Atlantic City Elec­tric, at (609) 463?3805 or at veronica.town@atlanticcityelectric.com.

Peermont Substation 61st Street Spring 2016

Here is the April 9, 2015 update from the Bor­ough of Avalon regard­ing the Peer­mont Sub­sta­tion project being con­ducted by Atlantic City Electric:

The 200 block of 60th Street between Ocean Drive and Dune Drive will be closed to traf­fic from Mon­day, April 13th at 7:00am until Fri­day, April 17th at 8:00pm due to a street open­ing required by the main con­trac­tor on the project. Two man­holes will be installed on the street to host under­ground con­duit. This street clos­ing is sub­stan­tially sim­i­lar to the open­ing that was per­formed dur­ing the week of April 6th along 61st Street. Vehic­u­lar traf­fic will be open to res­i­dents of 60th Street and to emer­gency vehi­cles, as needed. No park­ing signs will be in place dur­ing this five day period.

Here is the April 2, 2015 update from the Bor­ough of Avalon regard­ing the Peer­mont Sub­sta­tion project being con­ducted by Atlantic City Electric:

Con­struc­tion work is being con­ducted on 61st Street on Thurs­day, April 2nd result­ing in a tem­po­rary street clos­ing between Dune Drive and Ocean Drive. The street will open by the end of the day; no con­struc­tion work will be con­ducted dur­ing the hol­i­day week­end. Street open­ings have occured in order to pro­duce man­holes and nec­es­sary under­ground con­duit for the new sub­sta­tion. Two man­holes will also be installed on 60th Street result­ing in a tem­po­rary street open­ing. This work is expected to occur on Tues­day, April 14th (near the sub­sta­tion) and Fri­day, April 17th (near Dune Drive). Arthur Henry, the con­trac­tor con­duct­ing this work, will be run­ning a dewa­ter­ing pump the day and night before each of the man­hole projects. Every attempt will be made to min­i­mize the noise asso­ci­ated with this oper­a­tion of this pump. Coor­di­na­tion will be con­ducted with the Avalon Police Depart­ment regard­ing these two street open­ings. Dur­ing Easter week­end, some con­struc­tion equip­ment will be tem­porar­ily stored at the 28th Street park­ing lot.

Here is the March 25th, 2015 update from the Bor­ough of Avalon regard­ing the Peer­mont Sub­sta­tion project being con­ducted by Atlantic City Electric:

Prepa­ra­tion for the instal­la­tion of a man­hole on 61st Street which is nec­es­sary for the project will be com­pleted later today. At that time, a diesel gen­er­a­tor used for de-watering efforts will be shut off. Some­time dur­ing the week of March 30th, on or about April 1st, the diesel gen­er­a­tor will be required to run overnight for the instal­la­tion of a sec­ond and final man­hole closer to Dune Drive. The work is con­tin­gent on favor­able weather con­di­tions. The instal­la­tion of a man­hole is a two day process; after the instal­la­tion of the sec­ond man­hole, the diesel gen­er­a­tor will no longer be needed. Please read below for other infor­ma­tion and ten­ta­tive time­lines for this impor­tant project.

Here is the March 23rd, 2015 update from the Bor­ough of Avalon regard­ing the Peer­mont Sub­sta­tion project in the Bor­ough being con­ducted by Atlantic City Electric:

Con­struc­tion work is under­way at the site of the project, along 60th Street and 61st Street between Ocean Drive and Dune Drive in Avalon. Work will con­tinue through Thurs­day, May 21st before major work is sus­pended until after Labor Day week­end. The project is sched­uled to be com­pleted before Memo­r­ial Day week­end, 2016. The exist­ing sub­sta­tion will be de-energized and removed in the Fall 2015 while a new sub­sta­tion is being con­structed at the same loca­tion. Elec­tric ser­vice to the Bor­ough of Avalon will not be inter­rupted due to the con­struc­tion for this project.

The new Peer­mont Sub­sta­tion will enable Atlantic City Elec­tric to meet cur­rent and future energy needs for the entire Seven Mile Island for decades to come. The project will also improve reli­a­bil­ity of energy dis­tri­b­u­tion on a day to day basis, and dur­ing severe storm events. The project has received all nec­es­sary approvals from the Mayor, Bor­ough Coun­cil, Avalon Plan­ning and Zon­ing Board, as well as state and fed­eral reg­u­la­tory agencies.

Site prepa­ra­tion for the Spring con­struc­tion work is under­way. Dur­ing the week of March 23rd, 2015 site prepa­ra­tion will con­tinue and a dewa­ter­ing sys­tem will be installed using a well point sys­tem. Pil­ings will be augured into the ground at the site to sup­port the new sub­sta­tion. An esti­mated 120 pil­ings to sup­port the new sub­sta­tion will be augured into the ground at the site this spring; this rep­re­sents 45% of the pil­ings needed for the entire project. Crews will mobi­lize on Mon­day, March 30th to the site and pil­ings are cur­rently sched­uled to be installed by augur through April 14th. Start­ing on April 20th, a con­crete floor will be installed with rebar to pro­vide the foun­da­tion for the next phase of the project. That work will con­clude on or before May 19th. Day to day con­struc­tion activ­i­ties are also weather-dependent.

There are two phases to the dewa­ter­ing process. One will involve the use of elec­tric pumps, while another involves the use of diesel pumps. The diesel pumps are needed to dewa­ter 61st Street in advance of the instal­la­tion of two new man­holes on the street. The diesel pumps are louder than the elec­tric pumps and will only be run dur­ing the day to sup­port man­hole instal­la­tion, with the excep­tion of two days of 24-hour oper­a­tion at the start of the project. Every attempt will be made to min­i­mize the noise emit­ted from the diesel dewa­ter­ing pumps on the days they will operate.

The con­trac­tor will install an under­ground duct bank along the north side of 61st Street between Ocean and Dune dri­ves. A street open­ing on a date to be deter­mined will allow the con­trac­tor to install the nec­es­sary duct bank. There will be one lane of traf­fic open at all times. At times, work will be con­ducted for approx­i­mately one day in front of a res­i­den­tial prop­erty where access to a dri­ve­way will be restricted until the work has con­cluded for the day. Atlantic City Elec­tric will coor­di­nate any detours or tem­po­rary park­ing restric­tions with the Avalon Police Depart­ment. For at least one day, the inter­sec­tion of 61st Street and Dune Drive will be closed to vehic­u­lar traf­fic; that date is to be deter­mined. On-street park­ing will still be per­mit­ted. At no other time will the street be com­pletely closed and any dri­ve­way access restric­tions to a prop­erty owner on the street will last no more than one day.

Atlantic City Elec­tric will pro­vide a tem­po­rary safety fence around the perime­ter of the project area which will include spe­cial fenc­ing along 61st Street for the safety and con­ve­nience of the pub­lic. The con­struc­tion will adhere to all of the con­struc­tion reg­u­la­tions set by ordi­nance in the Bor­ough of Avalon.

Con­tin­ual updates will be pro­vided at www.avalonboro.net. Any ques­tions about this project may be directed to Veron­ica Town, Senior Pub­lic Affairs Manager/Atlantic City Elec­tric, at (609) 463?3805 or at veronica.town@atlanticcityelectric.com.