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Port Washington - Great Neck Overhead Transmission Project

A Reliability Project

This project was completed in June 2014.

PSEG Long Island is committed to delivering best-in-class system reliability to our customers and to harden the system to better withstand the types of extreme weather, like Superstorm Sandy, that greatly impacted the North Hempstead area. The Port Washington – Great Neck Overhead Transmission Project ensure we can meet the growing needs of North Hempstead residents and strengthened the system. PSEG Long Island worked closely with the local municipalities to minimize any potential disruptions to residents, manage traffic controls and replenish any disturbed vegetation.

Project Overview

  • The purpose of the project was to improve the reliability of the electric service to the area.
  • PSEG Long Island’s reliability engineers assessed the customer demand in the area and determined that there is a critical need for the summer of 2014 for a new transmission circuit from Port Washington to Great Neck. A new 69 kV transmission circuit was required to reliably serve our customers in the area and reduce the risks of customer outages.
  • 200 existing utility poles were replaced with taller, wider and stronger poles capable of withstanding 130 mph winds, greater than what was experienced during Superstorm Sandy, and supporting the new 69kV circuit and existing 13kV distribution wire.
  • All instances of double-wood poles will be removed.
  • The project was 100 percent compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Pole line construction and associated vegetation management was completed by summer of 2014.

Project Route

  • Elected officials, customers and local businesses impacted were notified in advance regarding lane / road closures or traffic concerns.
  • The majority of the overhead route is on commercial highways along state roadway Rt. 101, Port Washington Blvd. and Rt. 25A, Northern Blvd.
  • Additional sections of the line are on town roads including South Bayles Avenue and Davis Avenue in Port Washington. On Maple Street and Bayview Avenue in Manhasset and Shoreward Drive in Thomaston.

Vegetation Management

  • All pruning performed was accordance with ANSI A300 standards, as well as the Best Management Practices – Tree Pruning publication and any vegetation disturbed will be replenished. Learn more...
  • Tree trimming was performed during daylight hours along the route to permit the installation of the new facilities and prevent future interruptions to both new and existing electrical facilities.

Public Information Workshop
A public information workshop was held on Monday, March 24th at 7:00 p.m. ET at the Harbor Links Clubhouse in Port Washington.

Last Updated 08/04/2016 1:58 PM