PSEG Long Island will be upgrading the electric distribution infrastructure to accommodate the growing demand for electricity in Westhampton Beach. We will be installing a new underground line, upgrading overhead primary wires, replacing poles and installing (2) manholes and other equipment. These upgrades will help ensure that we continue to provide safe and reliable electric service in your area.
The route begins at the Substation on Station Road, turns right onto Depot Road, then left onto a LIPA easement area when it intersects over Riverhead Road (CR 31) and continues north up to Rogers Way.
What is the timeline for the project?
Construction is expected to begin in mid-March and will take several months to complete.
What are the work hours?
Crews will be working Monday – Friday from approximately 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Will the project include new poles or pole replacements?
Yes, 5 wood poles will be replaced on Old Riverhead Road. All existing poles with be replaced with wood poles of similar size.
Will there be tree trimming?
Tree trimming is not expected with this project, however if the need arises during construction the work will be minimal and follow 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 the need for an outage arises, customers will be notified in advance.
Will there be any traffic interruptions?
We do not anticipate any traffic interruptions. However, to ensure traffic moves safely, PSEG Long Island and its contractors will provide cones, flaggers and signage at the work sites as needed.
Do you have permission to do this work?
PSEG Long Island has secured all necessary approvals to complete this work.
Whom can I contact for more information?
To learn more about the project, please visit: www.psegliny.com/reliability or contact PSEG Long Island Customer Service at 1-800-490-0025 between the hours of 8am and 8pm, Monday to Friday.
If you would like to leave feedback about this project, please visit: https://www.psegliny.com/inthecommunity/currentinitiatives/reliabilityprojects.
Leaf/Brush Collection Program
Nov 1st- Nov 30th
We kindly ask residents and property owners to follow the program guidelines:
- Rake leaves into a single pile at the edge of the street but not into the street to reduce hazards and enable crews to move quickly and collect leaves more efficiently. Bagging of leaves during the pickup program is not necessary.
- Some homeowners prefer using leaf bags, the village does offer biodegradable bags that can be picked up at village hall. No plastic bags are allowed
- Remove stones, litter, or other landscape debris. Piles containing these items will not be collected as they can damage equipment and injure workers
- Avoid placing leaves in front of or on top of storm drains, drainage ditches or utility covers
- Avoid piling leaves around cars, boulders, fire hydrants, trees or posts
- Avoid parking on top and/or adjacent to the leaf piles. To avoid damage, leaf piles near vehicles will not be picked up
- Branches must be placed in a separate pile at the roadway edge and individual branches may not exceed 3 inches in diameter, and no longer than 3 feet in length. No large/oversized branches or stumps
- Leaf piles that are mixed with grass trimmings, branches, brush, or other yard waste will not be collected under the leaf collection program
- Any piles left out after November 30th 2022, will not be picked up and must disposed of by the property owner(s)
- The Village of Westhampton Beach is not included in the town leaf “voucher” program, that is a Town of Southampton program only.
- Any property that requires a larger than average pile of disposed leaves must arrange with DPW staff prior to piling leaves at the edge of roadway. Homeowners may be held responsible for their landscaper’s actions.
-Program details are subject to change and/or cancellation due to future weather restrictions, “state of emergencies” and/or staffing restrictions.
-The DPW staff loves our village and take great pride in our work. The Leaf/Brush program is a long and extensive program that requires a tremendous amount of time and effort. We kindly ask that you be patient as we will do a couple rounds for disposal and it may take a week or so, to come back around. The DPW staff is very appreciative for the kind words of thanks that we often receive from residents. Should you have any questions, concerns, and/or compliments please feel free to contact my office at 631-288-1211.
The mission of the Village of Westhampton Department of public works is to provide essential services to the residents and visitors in a prompt, courteous, safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner. Public Works, through its dedicated employees, strives to plan, design, build, maintain, and operate public infrastructure in a manner that respects the environment and the ability of government to adequately preserve these assets for generations to come.
Defining the Public Works Department:
How do you define a department that is constantly changing and adapting to the needs of its residents and visitors? The Department of Public Works is responsible for the maintenance and repairs of most of the physical facilities and infrastructure owned and operated by the village.
The Department is tasked with an extensive list such as but not limited to:
Street and Highway maintenance-26.5 Miles of Roads
Storm Water management
On-staff arborist and landscaping team that provides tree management, property maintenance and all beautification
Shoreline, and waterway maintenance
Operation and maintenance of public beaches, lifeguards, concession and beach staffing
Operation and maintenance of the public marina, dockmaster and dock staff
Design and maintenance of all village owned public buildings and properties
Right of ways, easements, and public property alteration and disturbance permitting
Streetlighting design, install, and maintenance
Maintain the entire Village fleet of vehicles and equipment
and many more tasks that are all intended to operate seamlessly in maintaining the best quality of life for our residents, visitors, businesses, and future generations that have come to love the village as much as we do.