PSEG Reliability Project
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.