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Washington Township Cell Tower Delayed

Construction on the tower itself was finished on time, but it can't be turned on until PSE&G has completed related work, township attorney Ken Poller said.

The new cell tower at the Washington Township municipal complex. Photo: Jim Leggate.
The new cell tower at the Washington Township municipal complex. Photo: Jim Leggate.
The new cell tower at the Washington Township municipal complex hasn't been turned on yet because of a delay with a utility company, township attorney Ken Poller said Monday.

The 120-foot-tall tower was due to be finished by December 24, but PSE&G hasn't finished some final work to hook up utilities at the site, Poller said. 

Despite the delay, Verizon and AT&T have begun making their lease payments. The phone service providers will pay the township about $80,000 this year for antenna space.

Engineers from both companies have said the tower would improve cell phone service in parts of the township.

Poller didn't have a date for when the tower would be turned on.

"Hopefully, it'll be done shortly," he said.
Steve Kohlreiter January 09, 2014 at 07:07 AM
Thanks much for the update.
jcommer January 09, 2014 at 08:01 AM
Given the multi-year delays this project has encountered, this is not surprising. What is surprising is that the Township does not have a completion date from PSE&G.
Steve Kohlreiter January 16, 2014 at 06:20 PM
Does anybody know when PSE&G is going to finish their job and get this tower live?

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