E2PM was retained by a major utility client to conduct a full range of cultural resources consulting services associated with the upgrading of an existing high-voltage power transmission line spanning multiple New Jersey counties (Middlesex, Mercer, and Burlington Counties). 

The project consisted of the replacement of aging infrastructure in 17 municipalities, spanning Burlington, Mercer and Middlesex counties, including Edison, Milltown, East Brunswick, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, South Brunswick, Plainsboro, West Windsor, Hamilton, Chesterfield, Bordentown, Mansfield, Florence, Springfield, Burlington, Willingboro, and Burlington City. The project consisted of three segments and included the removal of original lattice towers and installation of new monopole towers. 

E2PM was retained to conduct the cultural resources studies necessary to identify National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) listed, eligible, or potentially eligible cultural resources (historic architectural and/or archaeological) present within the areas of potential effect (APE) for the Project.   E2PM also assisted by developing means to avoid, minimize, or mitigate any impact upon historic properties.

E2PM services included consultation with the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office, Reconnaissance-Level Historic Architectural Survey, Intensive-Level Historic Architectural Evaluation, and Historic American Engineering Record-equivalent Documentation for above-ground historic architectural structures and Phase I Subsurface Archaeological Survey, Phase II Archaeological Evaluation, and Archaeological Monitoring and Protection services for below-ground archaeological resources.

In January 2021, E2PM was informed by New Jersey’s Alliance for Action, that the Metuchen Trenton Burlington Transmission Line project was a great example of what can be done when organizations work as a team to develop a fantastic project. Our client, E2PM and the other major partners on the project were selected to receive a New Jersey’s Leading Infrastructure Project” award in honor of the work on this project.