Construction updates for February 17, 2020.

Please see the "News" section for construction updates for the weeks of February 17 and February 24, 2020.

Do you have questions about the Wildwood to Riverhead Conversion Project?

Please click this link to read our Fact Sheet on the Wildwood to Riverhead Conversion Project, or see our document library for information on our permits and studies submitted and approved by the New York State Public Service Commission.

About the Project

Project Mission Statement:

PSEG Long Island is committed to delivering best-in-class system reliability by expanding electrical capacity to meet the needs of the communities it serves, today and in the future. This is especially true on the eastern end of Long Island, where demand continues to grow, and upgrades to the transmission infrastructure are needed.


Project Overview 

PSEG Long Island will be starting construction of the "Wildwood to Riverhead Conversion Project," which will upgrade the insulators on an existing 69kV overhead transmission line that connects the Wildwood Substation in East Shoreham to the Riverhead Substation in Riverside. The new insulators will allow for the transmission line to carry 138kV of electricity, once completed. In addition, eight (8) existing steel poles will require adjustments to the existing guy wires and two (2) existing poles will require upgrades to the existing arms (which hold the insulators and wires).

No new poles or wire replacements are planned as part of this project. Crews will use overhead bucket trucks to complete the work, and use approved access ways within the corridor, or adjacent to it. The upgrades will ensure that you and your neighbors receive safe, reliable electric power for years to come.

Project Facts

  • 10.6 miles of existing overhead transmission corridor.
  • Adding new insulators to existing steel poles.
  • Adjusting guy wires to 8 steel poles, upgrading arms to 2 steel poles.
  • Work hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., with some Saturday daytime work.
  • Work schedule: December 2019 to March 2020.
  • Portions of the corridor will be mown and brush removed to allow access to the existing structures.

News & Events

  • 2020
  • 2019

Two-Week Look Ahead for Construction for February 17 and February 24, 2020

February 17, 2020

This is the PSEG Long Island Wildwood to Riverhead Conversion Project Two Week Look Ahead for the weeks of February 17 and February 24, 2020.

Location of Work: Work on the steel poles near Wading River Elementary School will take place this week while school is not in session. Crews will complete the removal of all timber mating east of Riley Avenue, and some restoration work may take place along the route.  

Description of Work: Insulator replacement, guy wire adjustments, and restoration.

Timeframe of Work: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Details of Work: Crews will have completed the work on all steel poles in this portion of WTR by the end of this week. Timber mating will be removed, and restoration will be completed, as needed.

Important Information: Work will only be done on the steel poles, and only the insulators, not the poles or cable, will be changed; No major traffic impacts are expected as a result of this project; Work schedule is dependent on weather.  

 

Please see this website for more details when they arise. Questions: Contact us by hotline (631-315-3130), website (wildwood2riverhead.com), or email (info@wildwood2riverhead.com).


Two-Week Look Ahead for Construction for February 10 and February 17, 2020

February 11, 2020

This is the PSEG Long Island Wildwood to Riverhead Conversion Project Two Week Look Ahead for the weeks of February 10 and February 17, 2020.

Location of Work: Work on the steel poles along Randall Road will be completed this week. Crews will then backtrack to complete work on the few poles that were previously skipped and begin removing timber matting from the project route.  

Description of Work: Insulator replacement and guy wire adjustments.

Timeframe of Work: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Details of Work: Crews have completed clearing brush around access points and poles in the right-of-way and have installed timber matting on farmland adjacent to the right-of-way.

Important Information: Work will be performed in the vicinity of Wading River Elementary School for one day during the week of February 18, 2020. Work is planned to take place while school is not in session; Work will only be done on the steel poles, and only the insulators, not the poles or cable, will be changed; No major traffic impacts are expected as a result of this project; Work schedule is dependent on weather.  

 

Please see this website for more details when they arise. Questions: Contact us by hotline (631-315-3130), website (wildwood2riverhead.com), or email (info@wildwood2riverhead.com).

 


Agricultural survey under way for the Wildwood to Riverhead Conversion Project.

Nov. 22, 2019
Representatives of PSEG Long Island are currently visiting farmers whose agricultural businesses are adjacent to the Wildwood to Riverhead Conversion Project route, performing a survey in preparation for construction. If you are a farmer, and have received one of our surveys, please feel free to email us below, or contact our hotline: (631) 315-3130. And thank you.


New York State Public Service Commission Process

The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC), through the Article VII process, granted a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need (CECPN) on July 12, 2012, and an Environmental Management and Construction Plan (EM&CP) approval on July 3, 2014, permitting PSEG Long Island to construct the project.

For information about the Article VII Application and related documents in this case, please access the PSC's website (documents.dps.ny.gov/public/MatterManagement/CaseMaster.aspx?MatterCaseNo=11-T-0116&submit=Search).

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Construction Process

Construction involves four key phases.

1. Corridor preparation:

Portions of the corridor will be mown and brush removed to allow access to the existing structures.

2. Insulator Replacement:

The existing insulators will be replaced with newer insulators which will allow the transmission line to transmit 138kV once completed. Overhead bucket trucks will complete this work within the corridor.

3. Guy Wire adjustment:

On 8 steel poles, crews will adjust existing guy wires.

4. Arm replacement:

On 2 steel poles, crews will replace arms which hold the wires and insulators.

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