PSEG Long Island will be replacing 10 existing transmission poles with larger, more storm-resilient poles along the Long Island Rail Road right-of-way near the Island Park Train Station and near the intersection of Long Beach Road and Station Plaza. This will provide better reliability and ensure compliance with the most current equipment standards.
The existing poles, which are between 50 and 60 feet tall, will be replaced with poles approximately 15 feet higher. These replacements are necessary to increase the clearance between the transmission wires on each pole, which provides better reliability. These upgrades will ensure that you and your neighbors receive safe, reliable electric power for years to come.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the timeline for the project?
Construction is expected to begin in October 2018.
- What are the work hours?
In order to help minimize disruptions to commuter parking and the LIRR train schedule, some work will be performed overnight between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. On days when work is scheduled for daylight hours, crews will work between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Crews are scheduled to work Monday through Saturday.
- Will there be 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 line.
- Will there be any power outages?
PSEG Long Island does not anticipate any power outages related to this project. In the event that a brief outage is required, all affected customers will be notified in advance.
- Will there be any traffic interruptions?
There will be minimal traffic and parking disruptions along the project route. To ensure traffic moves safely, PSEG Long Island will provide cones, flagmen and signage at the work sites, as needed. Local officials have been notified.
- Do you have permission to do this work?
PSEG Long Island is in the process of securing all necessary permits.
- Whom can I contact for more information?
Customers with questions about the project can contact PSEG Long Island Customer Service at 1-800-490-0025 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
As always, customer and employee safety is our primary concern. Please be cautious when travelling near our construction work zones.
Posted date: September 28, 2018