LIRR Transmission 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 will be replacing transmission poles of similar height along the Long Island Rail Road to ensure compliance with the most current standards on the following branch lines:

  • Babylon Branch
  • Central Branch
  • Far Rockaway Branch
  • Mainline Branch
  • Montauk Branch
  • Oyster Bay Branch
  • Port Jefferson Branch

These upgrades will ensure that you and your neighbors receive safe, reliable electric power for years to come.

What is the timeline for the project?
Construction is expected to begin in April 2018.

What are the work hours?
Crews are scheduled to work Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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 line.

Will there be any power outages?
PSEG Long Island does not anticipate any power outages related to this project. In the event that a brief outage is required, all affected customers will be notified in advance.

Will there be any traffic interruptions?
There will be minimal 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 will be notified in advance regarding any traffic concerns.

Do you have permission to do this work?
PSEG Long Island is in the process of securing all necessary permits.

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 the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

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