South Shore University Hospital Project
PSEG Long Island continues to make improvements to its energy infrastructure in order to increase reliability and minimize outages affecting our customers. We are committed to making every effort to ensure our grid is resilient during storms. Over the coming months, you will see workers strengthening the distribution lines in your area. While this work is being performed, traffic and parking may be impacted along the route.
PSEG Long Island will upgrade the existing area around South Shore University Hospital to address the load growth need in your area. This project includes the installation of underground cable through directional drill and open trenching. The overhead portion will include re-conductoring wire, equipment upgrades and pole work. These upgrades will ensure that you and your neighbors receive safe, reliable electric power for years to come.
Construction is expected to begin at the end of May 2021 and take 2-3 months to complete.
Work will take place along the following locations:
- 1st Avenue between Brook Street and Union Boulevard (north and south of the Long Island Railroad)
- Union Boulevard between 1st Avenue and N Montgomery Avenue
- Aletta Place – south of Union Boulevard
- Penataquit Drive between Manor Lane and Courtland Street
- Courtland Drive between Manor Lane and Wohseepee Drive
Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the work hours?
Crews will work Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Within the grounds of South Shore University Hospital some exceptions for work hours along Aletta Place may include 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
- Will there be tree trimming?
Yes. 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 associated with this project. However, if the need for an outage arises, customers will be notified in advance.
- Will there be any traffic interruptions?
There may be some traffic and parking disruptions along the route when work is in progress. To ensure traffic moves safely, PSEG Long Island will provide cones, flaggers and signage at the work sites, as needed.
- Will this project include any new poles or pole replacements?
- New Poles: New wood distribution poles will be added at the following locations; Union Boulevard, Penataquit Drive and Aletta Place.
- Pole Replacements: Along the overhead re-conductoring route, wood distribution poles will be replaced with similarly sized wood distribution poles at the following locations; 1st Avenue, Union Boulevard, Penataquit Drive and Courtland Drive.
- 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.
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 “social 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 social 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.
As always, customer and employee safety is our primary concern. Please be cautious when traveling near our construction work zones.