East Williston Underground Cable Replacement

Reliability Projects

We're making upgrades to enhance our system's ability to withstand extreme weather and meet energy demands.

Project Specifics

This emergency work is necessary to keep pace with the growing demand for electricity in your area and will ensure greater reliability for you and your neighbors. The project will repair and replace an underground transmission cable along Roslyn Road in the Village of East Williston. This repair will help to ensure that we can continue to provide safe and reliable electric service to businesses and residents.

10/30/2020 - Upcoming Road Closure
Roslyn Road will be closed from Jericho Turnpike through East Williston Avenue on Sunday, November 1, 2020 starting at 7 a.m., through 7 p.m. Signage and flaggers will be deployed to redirect traffic. Please be cautious when traveling near our construction work zones. *Dates and times are subject to change based on circumstances including weather*

Crews working on the infrastructure will:

  • Repair and replace an underground transmission cable
  • Install a manhole(s)
  • Restore the road in accordance with the municipality’s specifications.
  • Any other restoration will be restored back to original conditions.

Crews will be working from October 2020 through the end of the year.

Project Route
Crews will replace equipment along the intersection of Roslyn Road and Lee Avenue in the Village of East Williston.

MyPower Map
For the latest information regarding project work, please visit the MyPower Map.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see the questions below.

  • What are the work hours?
    Crews are expected to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • 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?
    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 traffic and parking disruptions along the project route and immediate area while work is being performed. To ensure traffic moves safely, PSEG Long Island will provide cones, flaggers and signage at the work site, as needed. As always, customer and employee safety is our primary concern. Please be cautious when travelling near our construction work zones.
    • Access to Lee Ave from Roslyn Rd will be closed. Local traffic should use Sagamore Ave to access Lee Ave
    • Access to Roslyn Rd from Donald St will be restricted. Alternate routes to access Roslyn Rd from Donald St is strongly recommended.
  • 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, Monday – Friday, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

A brief note on COVID-19 
PSEG Long Island is deeply committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of our customers, employees and our communities. We ask that customers remain in their homes while crews are working nearby. If customers must speak with our crews, we ask that they practice responsible “physical distancing” and remain at least 6 feet away to ensure the health of everyone involved. The contractor for this project has provided PSEG Long Island with its safety plan, which meets current regulatory requirements with respect to COVID-19, including physical-distancing measures.

We are leveraging the guidance of the CDC and state and local authorities in the areas we operate. At PSEG Long Island, we know that our customers rely on us to power their lives and businesses. We are doing our part in fulfilling this commitment. For more information, please visit www.psegliny.com/covid19


Posted date: October 22, 2019