Circuit Reliability Upgrades to Begin in Huntington, South Huntington, Huntington Station, and Dix Hills
(Uniondale, NY—Oct. 26, 2018) — — PSEG Long Island is beginning two more circuit reliability projects in the Town of Huntington, specifically in Huntington, South Huntington, Huntington Station and Dix Hills, to improve the reliability of the energy grid in the area.
Beginning in November 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 to enhance reliability. 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 Huntington, South Huntington, Huntington Station and Dix Hills 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 5.3 miles along an electric main line circuit in South Huntington and Dix Hills. Crews will work along the following streets:
- Old Country Road between Longwood Drive and Caterina Court
- Old Country Road between Beverly Road and East Jericho Turnpike (Route 25)
- Caledonia Road between Wolf Hill Road and Deer Park Road
- Dix Hills Road between East Jericho Turnpike (Route25) and Caledonia Road
- Beverly Road between Old Country Road and E Jericho Turnpike (Route 25)
The second route covers approximately 3 miles along an electric main line circuit in Huntington and Huntington Station. Crews will work on the following streets:
- Nassau Road between Main Street (Route 25A) and East Carver Street
- East Carver Street between Nassau Road and New York Avenue (Route 110)
- Myrtle Avenue between East Carver Street and Elm Street
- Elm Street between Myrtle Avenue and Nassau Road
- New York Avenue (Route 110) between High Street and Lowndes Avenue
- Home Depot mall parking lot/rear property off New York Avenue (Route 110)
- Tuthill Street between New York Avenue (Route 110) and Nassau Road
- Lowndes Avenue between New York Avenue (Route 110) and Railroad Street
- Railroad Street between Lowndes Avenue and West 11th Street
- Spencer Avenue between Railroad Street and Spencer Court
- McKay Road between Columbia Street and West Pulaski Road
- Fifth Avenue South between West Pulaski Road and West 10th Street
For more project details, visit PSEG Long Island’s FEMA project page at https://www.psegliny.com/inthecommunity/currentintiatives/femaimprovementprojects, select Town of Huntington and then scroll to see Routes Sixteen and Seventeen.
This project is funded through the 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 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), under the FEMA 406 Mitigation Program.
PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system under a 12-year contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (NYSE:PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company with annual revenues of $9.1 billion.