Flowerfield Reliability Project

Reliability Projects

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

Project Specifics for 69kV Underground Cable
PSEG Long Island is installing a new underground transmission circuit to meet the growing demand for electricity and provide greater system reliability. During the next couple of months, you will see crews working in your area strengthening the system. The project includes the installation of a new underground cable through directional drilling and open trenching. These upgrades will ensure that you and your neighbors receive safe, reliable electric power for years to come.

Project Timeline
Construction is expected to begin in mid-September and be completed by summer 2023. Crews will be working Monday – Friday from approximately 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. To minimize the impact on traffic, work along Nicolls Road and Nesconset Highway may be performed at night.

Project Route
Work will take place along the following locations:

  • Beginning at the Terryville substation on Nesconset Highway, east of Belle Mead Road. Continuing west on Nesconset Highway to Pond Path.
  • North on Pond Path to Sturrock Way
  • West on Sturrock Way to the Town of Brookhaven recharge basin.
  • Through the recharge basin, turning north on Nicolls Road
  • North on Nicholls Road to Oxhead Road. West on Oxhead Road to Stony Brook Road.
  • North on Stony Brook Road to Development Drive (Stony Brook University).
  • West on Development Drive, where it will pass under the Long Island Rail Road tracks and enter the Flowerfield substation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see the questions below.

  • Will the project include new poles or pole replacements?
    No, this project is entirely underground.
  • 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 tree trimming?
    There will be limited tree trim and clearing within the Town of Brookhaven recharge basin, the northbound lane of Nicholls Road to maintain separation from the gas main as well as near Target on Nesconset Highway. Where necessary, we will 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 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.
  • 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 https://www.psegliny.com/inthecommunity/currentinitiatives/reliabilityprojects or email ExternalAffairsLI@pseg.com.

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

Posted date: August 3, 2022