Eaton’s Neck Reconfiguration Project

Reliability Projects

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

Project Specifics

PSEG Long Island is installing approximately 4,500 feet of new underground distribution cable along Eaton’s Neck Road and Asharoken Avenue. The project will utilize horizontal directional drilling to minimize the need to trench or otherwise disturb the roadway or properties. Temporary drill pits will be installed in some areas and limited trenching will be required to tie-in the new cable to existing equipment. Additionally, overhead lines and equipment will be upgraded in the area to meet current standards.

New wood distribution poles will be added at the following locations:

  • 1 new pole on the west side of Eaton’s Neck Road, north of North Creek Road
  • 1 new pole on the south side of Asharoken Avenue, west of Bevin Road

Wood distribution poles will be replaced with similarly sized wood distribution poles at the following locations:

  • 8 pole replacements on Eaton’s Neck Road and Asharoken Avenue beginning just south of North Creek Road and ending at Bevin Road
  • 2 pole replacements on North Creek Road near the intersection of Eaton’s Neck Road

Project Route

Underground work will commence on Eaton’s Neck Road, beginning north of North Creek Road and extending into Asharoken Avenue, concluding near the intersection of Bevin Road. Overhead work will commence along the existing pole line on Eaton’s Neck Road, beginning south of North Creek Road and extending into Asharoken Avenue, concluding at the intersection of Bevin Road. Upgrades to pole top equipment will take place along North Creek Road, North Harbor Road and Cove Road. 

Construction is expected to begin mid-October 2023 with an anticipated completion date in December 2023. This marks the initiation of the first of two projects aimed at enhancing reliability in this area. The second project is projected to start in January 2024. Crews will be working Monday – Friday from approximately 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see the questions below.

  • Will the project include tree trimming?
    Tree trimming is not expected with this project, however if the need arises during construction the work will be minimal and follow our utility best practice model (ANSI A300 standards as well as the Best Management Practices Tree Pruning publication). 
  • Will there be any traffic interruptions?
    We do anticipate some traffic and parking interruptions. To ensure traffic moves safely, PSEG Long Island and its contractor will provide cones, flaggers and signage at the work sites, as needed, to minimize interruptions. 
  • Will there be any planned power outages?
    PSEG Long Island does not anticipate any planned power outages related to this project. In the event that a brief planned outage is required, all affected customers will be notified in advance. 
  • Do you have permission to do this work?
    PSEG Long Island has secured all necessary approvals.
  • Whom can I contact for more information?
    If you have further questions or, are unable to access the documents electronically and would like to request hard copies, please call PSEG Long Island Customer Service at 1-800-490-0025 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. If you would like to leave feedback about this project, please take our survey at or email

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

Posted date: October 4, 2023