Eastport/Speonk Conversion & Reinforcement to the Overhead Transmission System

Project Specifics

This project was completed on May 31, 2022.

PSEG Long Island is committed to delivering best-in-class electric reliability and keeping up with load growth throughout the system. The upgrades we are working on are necessary to keep pace with the growing demand for electricity across Long Island. During the next few months, you will see crews working in your area, strengthening the system.

PSEG Long Island will be replacing poles and upgrading overhead lines and equipment to address the increasing load in the area. Older wood utility poles will be replaced with new wood utility poles of similar size.

Project Timeline
Construction is expected to begin in early March and take several weeks. Crews will be working Monday – Friday from approximately 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Project Route

  • Old Country Road between North Bay Avenue in Eastport and Speonk-Riverhead Road in Speonk.
  • Speonk Riverhead Road between Old Country Road and the Sunrise Highway overpass in Speonk.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see below for frequently asked questions.  

  • Will the project include new poles or pole replacements?
    Yes, 26 wood poles will be replaced on Speonk-Riverhead Road and 28 wood poles will be replaced on Old Country Road. All existing poles with be replaced with wood poles of similar size.
  • 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 conductor.
  • Will there be any power outages?
    PSEG Long Island does not anticipate any power outages associated with this project. However, if the need for an outage arises, customers will be notified in advance.
  • Will there be any traffic interruptions?
    We do not anticipate any traffic interruptions. However, to ensure traffic moves safely, PSEG Long Island and its contractors will provide cones, flaggers and signage at the worksites as needed.
  • Do you have permission to do this work?
    PSEG Long Island has secured the necessary approvals to complete this work.
  • Whom can I contact for more information?
    If you would like to leave feedback about this project, please visit: https://www.psegliny.com/inthecommunity/currentinitiatives/reliabilityprojects. If you have further questions, please call PSEG Long Island Customer Service at 1-800-490-0025 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.  

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

POSTED DATE: 5/10/22