The Glenwood Landing area is currently served by the Glenwood Substation. In order to maintain a resilient and reliable electric infrastructure, PSEG Long Island will need to upgrade and remove facilities in the substation. PSEG Long Island will:
- De-construct a brick building façade on the east side of Shore Road at the Glenwood Substation, just south of Glenwood Road in Glenwood Landing. The brick building façade must be removed to ensure public safety, and to provide a safe work area.
- Install a temporary 69kV transmission bypass, which will include minor relocation of an existing transmission line so that workers remain protected while working in proximity to nearby energized lines. The new poles will be installed adjacent to a line of existing poles of similar height.
The project includes the demolition and removal of the building’s exterior brick façade and substation switchyard cinder block retaining wall, stairway replacement and installation activities, and other miscellaneous repair activities within the substation. The Glenwood Substation is located on the east side of Shore Road, south of Glenwood Road in the hamlet of Glenwood Landing, Town of North Hempstead and Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York.
Construction scaffolding must be erected adjacent to the subject building to complete the subject demolition activities. As a result, a temporary transmission bypass will be constructed, including minor relocation of an existing 69kV overhead transmission line located adjacent to this scaffolding, on the west side of Shore Road. This will ensure that workers are protected during project activities. Details on the transmission components are provided below.
Building demolition activities began in early 2022. The temporary transmission bypass work will start in May 2022. Crews will work daily, Monday through Saturday, from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The temporary transmission bypass will include relocating approximately 380 linear feet of existing overhead transmission circuit from the east side of Shore Road to the west side of Shore Road. To accommodate this bypass, three new wood transmission poles that will extend to approximate heights of 60 feet above grade will be installed; two of these poles will be located on the west side of Shore Road, and one pole will be located on the east side of Shore Road. Guy wires and anchors will be installed as needed. The new poles will be installed adjacent to a line of existing poles of similar height. The temporary transmission bypass will be removed upon the completion of all construction activities.
Location of the site or right-of-way:
The Glenwood Substation is located on the east side of Shore Road, south of Glenwood Road in the hamlet of Glenwood Landing, Town of North Hempstead and Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York.
Description of the utility transmission facilities to be built:
Two new wood 70-foot transmission poles that will extend to approximate heights of 60 feet above grade will be installed on the west side of Shore Road; and one new wood 75-foot transmission pole that will extend to an approximate height of 61 feet above grade will be installed on the east side of Shore Road.
A distribution circuit is currently underbuilt on the transmission poles that will be relocated. Therefore, a small portion of this distribution circuit will be temporarily de-energized or relocated with the transmission.
SEQRA Environmental Assessment
- Glenwood – SEAF Part 1
- Glenwood – SEAF Part 2
- Glenwood – SEAF Part 3
- Glenwood – SEAF Supplemental Attachment
- Glenwood – Figure 1
- Glenwood – Figure 2
- Glenwood – Figure 3
- Glenwood – Attachment A
- Glenwood – Attachment B
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Frequently Asked Questions
Please see below for frequently asked questions.
- Why does PSEG Long Island need to perform this work?
Construction scaffolding must be erected adjacent to the building to complete the project's demolition activities. However, the scaffolding would be too close to an existing 69 kilovolt (kV) transmission circuit, creating an unsafe work condition. Due to this hazardous work condition, PSEG Long Island will install a temporary transmission bypass to provide safe clearances once the circuit is put back in service.
Alternatives to the project were assessed, including: There are no alternatives to the bypass.
Provide a description of the comparative merits and detriments of each location submitted: There are no alternatives, as this project needs to be undertaken to ensure public safety, as well as to provide a safe work area.
- Why is the proposed location best suited for the facility?
This is not a new facility; it is a temporary bypass to safely complete the de-construction of a brick building façade on the east side of Shore Road at the Glenwood Substation, just south of Glenwood
- Will the project include 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?
PSEG Long Island does not anticipate any planned power outages associated with this project. If the need for a planned outage arises, we will notify customers in advance.
- Will there be any traffic interruptions?
There may be traffic and parking disruptions while the work is performed along the project route. To ensure traffic moves safely, PSEG Long Island will provide cones, flaggers and signage at the work sites, as needed.
- Do you have permission to do this work?
PSEG Long Island is in the process of securing all necessary approvals to perform this work.
- How can I get more information or leave feedback?
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: 10/13/21
UPDATED DATE: 5/9/22