Beach 67th Street MTA Relocation Project
PSEG Long Island is committed to delivering best-in-class system reliability and to being a good neighbor by coordinating with local government to support neighborhood improvements. Over the next several months, PSEG Long Island must relocate and replace existing overhead transmission wire, install temporary poles, and install underground transmission cable in order to accommodate the MTA Beach 67th Street station upgrade. While this work is performed, traffic will be impacted along the route.
The MTA is performing station upgrades at the Beach 67th St Station in Far Rockaway. In order to prepare for the construction, two transmission circuits must be relocated in order for the MTA to perform construction work.
Project Route - Updated
PSEG Long Island will perform work along Rockaway Freeway between Beach 66th Street and Beach 69th Street.
- PSEG Long Island will replace 2 poles that are approximately 47 feet above grade with poles that are approximately 55 feet above grade.
- Remove two poles approximately 52 feet above grade.
- Install underground conduit and transmission cable.
Crews will begin all work in April 2022 and expected to be completed by Memorial Day. Crews are expected to work Monday through Friday from approximately 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
For the latest information regarding project work, please visit the MyPower Map.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please see below for frequently asked questions.
- 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).
- Will there be any power outages?
We do 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.
- How can I get more information or leave feedback?
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. If you would like to share comments on the project, please email: ExternalAffairsLI@pseg.com.
A brief note on COVID-19
PSEG Long Island is deeply committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of our customers, employees and our communities. We ask that customers remain in their homes while crews are working nearby. If customers must speak with our crews, we ask that they practice responsible “physical distancing” and remain at least 6 feet away to help ensure the health of everyone involved. The contractor for this project has provided PSEG Long Island with its safety plan, which meets current regulatory requirements with respect to COVID-19, including physical distancing measures.
We are leveraging the guidance of the CDC and state and local authorities in the areas we operate. At PSEG Long Island, we know that our customers rely on us to power their lives and businesses. We are doing our part in fulfilling this commitment. For more information, please visit: www.psegliny.com/covid19.
UPDATED DATE: 03/31/2022
POSTED DATE: 03/07/22