PSEG Long Island is beginning a scheduled project that will improve electric reliability for you and thousands of other customers in your community. It will replace existing poles and related equipment, strengthening the most vulnerable sections of the energy grid against extreme weather. This work is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program.
Project Description and Benefits
Specifically, we will:
• Replace existing wire with more weather-resistant wire
• Install new and more durable poles in several locations
• Replace switching equipment to help reduce the number of customers affected by an outage
The route will cover approximately 2 miles along an electric main line circuit. PSEG Long Island crews will be working on the following streets in Town of North Hempstead and Villages of Munsey Park and Flower Hill and the hamlet of Manhasset:
• Nassau Avenue between Willow Place and Thayer Road
• Thayer Road between Nassau Avenue and Park Avenue
• Park Avenue between Thayer Road and Manhasset Woods Road
• Manhasset Woods Road between Park Avenue and Northern Blvd (Route 25)
• Northern Blvd (Route 25) between Deepdale Drive and Searingtown Road
• Rear Property south of Harrow Lane between Bruce Lane and Searingtown Road
In addition, switching equipment will be replaced at:
• Plandome Road south of Dennis Street
• Nassau Avenue east of Onderdonk Avenue
• Manhasset Woods Road south of Hunt Lane
When will the work take place?
PSEG Long Island crews will generally work Monday – Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., with limited evening and Sunday work. No work will be done on major national holidays.
Who is doing the actual work?
PSEG Long Island licensed and approved contractors.
Will the project include tree trimming?
Trees growing near power lines significantly increase the chance of power outages and pose safety risks. As we expand and improve our electric circuits, we will trim trees, where necessary, following our utility best practice model (ANSI A300 standards as well as the Best Management Practices Tree Pruning publication): 8 feet to each side; 12 feet above; and 10 feet below the conductor.
What size and where will the poles be located?
The new poles will be approximately the same height as existing poles, have a stronger base and will be placed about two-to-three feet from the current pole locations. Removing old poles requires action from all utilities that have installed equipment on the pole. To expedite this process, PSEG Long Island will actively coordinate with the cable TV and telephone utilities, as well as local municipalities.
Will there be any traffic interruptions?
There will be minor traffic interruptions related to this work. To ensure traffic moves safely, PSEG Long
Island licensed and approved contractors will provide cones, flagmen and signage at the work site, as needed, to minimize interruptions.
Will there be any power outages?
PSEG Long Island anticipates some localized, intentional, short-duration power outages related to this project. All affected customers will be notified in advance of any power outage.
What is the timeline for the project?
This project will start in April 2019 and will take approximately three months to complete.
Whom can I contact for more information?
Customers with questions about the project can visit www.PSEGLINY.com/FEMA or cna contact PSEG Long Island Customer Service at 1-800-490-0025.
As always, customer and employee safety is our primary concern. Please be cautious when travelling near our construction work zones.
Managing Director and Vice President, Electric Operations