Southampton New Distribution Feeder
This project was completed on May 16, 2022.
PSEG Long Island is installing a new underground distribution cable to meet growing demand for electricity in the Southampton area. 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 underground feeders will be installed from the substation on the corner of North Sea Road and West Prospect Street to Moses Lane. Underground work will occur on West Prospect Street, Moses Lane, and the north/south paper street west of Pelham Street. Equipment upgrades and wood distribution poles replacement will occur on Moses Lane, Bishops Lane, Hill Street, and Captains Neck Lane.
14 poles will be replaced on Moses Lane, 14 poles on Bishops Lane, 4 poles on Armande Street and 1 pole on Hill Street. Each of these poles will be replaced with new wood distribution poles of similar size.
Construction is expected to begin in late November with an anticipated completion date of early spring.
For the latest information regarding project work, please visit the MyPower Map.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please see below.
- 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?
PSEG Long Island does not anticipate any power outages associated with this project. However, if an outage is needed, all affected customers will be notified in advance.
- 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 the proper local permits to complete 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.
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 ensure the health of everyone involved. Any contractors that may be used 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.
PSEG Long Island, like many companies, has robust business continuity plans and planning processes that predate the COVID-19 outbreak. We continuously review those plans to ensure their effectiveness in this situation and are implementing them accordingly. In addition, 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.