NEW YORK – PSEG Long Island customers in the Village of Babylon will see additional crews working in their community through the next four months. Beginning this week, work on the sixth circuit reliability project in the Town of Babylon will take place. This project is the third location in the Village of Babylon and will better improve the reliability of the electric grid for even more of its local customers.
PSEG Long Island licensed and approved contractors will be working on this circuit and the route will cover approximately 2.5 miles in the Town and Village of Babylon. Work will include replacing existing wires, installing new and more durable poles, and installing or replacing switching equipment to help reduce the number of customers affected by an outage.
“PSEG Long Island is continually striving to ensure that its customers have service that is safe and resilient,” said John O’Connell, PSEG Long Island vice president of transmission and distribution operations. “Adding this new circuit helps bring reliable service to even more of our customers in Babylon.”
PSEG Long Island crews will be working on the following streets in the Town of Babylon and the Village of Babylon:
Ellen Avenue between Oak Street and Deer Park Avenue
Deer Park Avenue between Shaw Avenue and Smith Street
Mason Avenue between Deer Park Avenue and Siegel Boulevard
Siegel Boulevard between Mason Avenue and Park Avenue
Park Avenue between Deer Park Avenue and Siegel Boulevard
Park Avenue between Ralph Avenue and Southards Pond Park
Locust Avenue between Cadman Avenue and Southards Pond Park
Livingston Avenue between Locust Avenue and Old Farmingdale Road
Frederick Avenue between Locust Avenue and Park Avenue
Old Farmingdale Road between Livingston Avenue and President Place
Westminster Avenue between Old Farmingdale Road and Hubbards Path
Hubbards Path between Westminster Avenue and Sunrise Highway (Route 27)
Sunrise Highway North Service Road between Hubbards Path and entrance ramp to Sunrise Highway west (Route 27)
This project is funded through the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program, which was established to harden electrical distribution infrastructure against future storm damage and help restore power more quickly. In 2014, more than $729 million of federal recovery funds were secured for the Long Island Power Authority via an agreement between Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), under the FEMA 406 Mitigation Program.
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