Eastport Transmission Undergrounding Project

Reliability Projects

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

Project Specifics

This project was completed on May 18, 2020.

PSEG Long Island will bury the existing overhead 69kv transmission line and remove 31 steel poles on Eastport-Manor Road from the south service road of Sunrise Highway to the substation on Montauk Highway. Shorter wood distribution poles will remain along the entire route. Seven wood distribution poles on the west side of Eastport-Manor Road, north of Old Country Road will be replaced by new wood poles of similar size. Additionally, a portion of the existing overhead distribution line north of Sabrina Drive will be buried on the west side of Eastport-Manor Road. PSEG Long Island has worked closely with local elected officials on this project, keeping them informed and obtaining input.

Work will begin in December 2019 and is expected to be complete by May 2020.

Project Route
In an effort to help beautify the downtown Eastport area, PSEG Long Island is undertaking a project to bury overhead transmission lines on Eastport-Manor Road from the south service road of Sunrise Highway to the substation on Montauk Highway.

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 will work daily, Monday through Saturday from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Will the project include new poles or pole replacements?
    Thirty-one steel transmission poles will be removed. Seven wood distribution poles will be replaced with new wood poles of similar size.
  • Will the project include tree trimming?
    There may be minor tree trimming to facilitate this work.
  • Will there be any traffic interruptions?
    There will be 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, including the Eastport-South Manor School District, will be notified in advance regarding any traffic concerns.
  • Will there be any power outages?
    We do not anticipate any outages. However, if the need arises for an outage, customers will be notified in advanced.
  • 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 8am and 8pm, Monday to Friday.

As always, customer and employee safety is our primary concern. Please be cautious when travelling near our construction work zones.

Posted date: December 4, 2019