Press Release

Circuit Reliability Upgrades to Begin in Oceanside and East Rockaway

(Uniondale, NY – March 22, 2019) — PSEG Long Island is beginning more circuit reliability projects in the Town of Hempstead, specifically in Oceanside and East Rockaway, to improve the reliability of the energy grid in the area.

Beginning in March and lasting approximately seven months, PSEG Long Island-licensed and approved contractors will work on these routes, replacing existing electrical wires, installing new and more durable poles and installing or replacing switching equipment. These infrastructure upgrades will help reduce the number of customers affected by an outage.

“PSEG Long Island works hard every day to ensure customers have the most reliable and resilient electric service possible,” said John O’Connell, PSEG Long Island vice president of Transmission and Distribution Operations. “Undertaking these FEMA-funded projects in Oceanside and East Rockaway means even more Long Islanders will be served by equipment that can withstand extreme weather and provide the exceptional service our customers deserve.”

The first route covers approximately 4 miles along an electric main line circuit in Oceanside and East Rockaway. Crews will work on the following streets:

  • Main Street between Leonard Drive and Atlantic Avenue
  • Waldo Avenue between Main Street and Maxwell Street
  • Maxwell Street between Waldo Avenue and Atlantic Avenue
  • Atlantic Avenue between Main Street and Woods Avenue
  • Phipps Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Davison Plaza
  • Davison Plaza between Phipps Avenue and Ocean Avenue
  • Ocean Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Mill River Avenue
  • Pearl Street between Ocean Avenue and Evergreen Avenue
  • Evergreen Avenue between Pearl Street and Atlantic Avenue
  • Atlantic Avenue between Rockaway Avenue and Clark Avenue
  • Waverly Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Riverside Avenue
  • Riverside Avenue between Waverly Avenue and Lawson Boulevard
  • Lawson Boulevard between Atlantic Avenue and Bayside Avenue
  • Vermont Avenue between Lawson Boulevard and Fulton Avenue
  • Messick Avenue between Vermont Avenue and West Windsor Parkway
  • Moore Avenue between Messick Avenue and Lawrence Avenue


The second route covers approximately 3.5 miles along an electric main line circuit in Oceanside. Crews will work on the following streets:

  • Royal Avenue between Riverside Drive and Anchor Avenue
  • Anchor Avenue between Royal Avenue and Messick Avenue
  • Messick Avenue between Anchor Avenue and Perkings Avenue
  • West Windsor Pkwy between Messick Avenue and Nassau Road
  • Nassau Road between Atlantic Avenue and Weidner Avenue
  • Atlantic Avenue between Bayview Avenue and Lincoln Avenue
  • Terrell Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Silver Lane
  • Silver Lane between Terrell Avenue and Rockaway Avenue
  • Rockaway Avenue between Pearl Street and Windsor Place
  • Windsor Place between Rockaway Avenue and Chester Street
  • Chester Street between Windsor Place and Woods Avenue
  • Woods Avenue between Chester Street and Lincoln Avenue

 

The third route covers approximately 3 miles along an electric main line circuit in Oceanside. Crews will work on the following streets:

  • Daly Boulevard between Long Beach Road and Lawson Boulevard
  • Lawrence Avenue between Concord Avenue and Harris Drive
  • Concord Avenue between Lawrence Avenue and Fulton Avenue
  • Fulton Avenue between Concord Avenue and Montgomery Avenue
  • Montgomery Avenue between Fulton Avenue and Long Beach Road
  • Long Beach Road between West Cortland Avenue and Fairview Avenue
  • Bellevue Avenue between Long Beach Road and Oceanside Road
  • Trinity Street between Windsor Parkway and Bellevue Avenue
  • Roxbury Road between Windsor Parkway and Bellevue Avenue

 

For more project details, visit PSEG Long Island’s FEMA project page at https://www.psegliny.com/inthecommunity/currentintiatives/femaimprovementprojects and select Town of Hempstead.

This project is funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program, which was established to harden electrical distribution infrastructure against future storm damage and help restore power more quickly. In 2014, more than $729 million of federal recovery funds were secured for the Long Island Power Authority via an agreement between Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the FEMA, under the FEMA 406 Mitigation Program.

 

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PSEG Long Island
PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system under a long-term contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company.