Valley Stream Reliability Improvements

Reliability Projects

We're making upgrades to enhance our system's ability to withstand extreme weather and meet energy demands.

Project Specifics

This project was completed in December 2019.

PSEG Long Island will be upgrading a system that protects underground lines from corroding. The plan is to strengthen the existing system at two locations along an existing underground transmission circuit. 

Construction is expected to begin in November 2019.

Project Route
We will upgrade the corrosion protection system at the following locations in Valley Stream:

  • Maple Street and Rockaway Street
  • West Merrick Road, approximately 450 feet east of Liberty Boulevard 

MyPower Map
For the latest information regarding project work, please visit the MyPower Map.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see the questions below.

  • What are the work hours?
    Crews will be working Monday – Friday from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 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?
    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 of any power outage.
  • Will there be any traffic interruptions?
    To ensure traffic moves safely, PSEG Long Island will provide cones, flaggers and signage at the work sites, as needed, to minimize interruptions.
  • 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. To learn more about this project please visit

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

Posted date: October 23, 2019