NORTHEAST/POCONO RELIABILITY PROJECT
Location: Multiple Counties, Pennsylvania
Completion Date: Ongoing Project
Phillips & Jordan Role: Prime Contractor / Subcontractor
The Northeast/Pocono Reliability Project is a $335 million effort that involves building new electrical substations and a new 230 kV transmission line to strengthen the electric grid and upgrade the delivery of electric service to 250,000 customers in Northeast Pennsylvania. Phillips & Jordan was contracted to support construction of the new 230 kV transmission line and associated 138 kV transmission lines (66 miles total) in the role of prime contractor for clearing services and as a subcontractor for civil services.
Work scope elements being performed related to clearing services include clearing of new right-of-way approximately 150 foot wide, grinding and disposal of vegetative debris, installation and removal of mats in wetland areas, construction of gravel access roads, installation and maintenance of erosion control measures associated with clearing operations, removal of danger trees, and vegetation management. Work scope elements being performed related to civil services include construction of access roads, bridges, and culverts; installation, inspection, and maintenance of erosion control measures associated with construction operations; construction of structure work pads and wire pull pads for the installation of approximately 400 new steel monopoles; and post construction site restoration. Phillips & Jordan is the lead co-permit holder for the project and is responsible for the management of all environmental impacts and wetland mitigation in accordance with Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and local agency requirements.
POWER MARKET SECTOR
Delivery • Generation
Phillips & Jordan is one of the nation’s largest right-of-way (ROW) clearing and access contractors that has established itself as a leader in turnkey ROW and renewable civil services primarily related to transmission line construction/maintenance and substation construction.