Crews from PSEG Long Island will be replacing existing electrical wires, installing new and more durable poles and installing and replacing switching equipment in North Valley Stream and Elmont over the next three months.
The work is designed to reduce the number of customers affected by an outage. It will affect residents on Dutch Broadway between Elmont Road and Fletcher Avenue, residents on Fletcher Avenue between Dutch Broadway and Bowe Road, and residents on Corona Avenue between Dutch Broadway and Midvale Lane.
The project is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program, which was established to harden electrical distribution infrastructure against future storm damage and help restore power quicker.
“PSEG Long Island works hard every day to ensure customers have the most reliable and resilient electric service possible,” John O’Connell, vice president of transmission and distribution operations, said in a statement. “Undertaking this FEMA-funded project in North Valley Stream and Elmont means even more Long Islanders will be served by equipment that can withstand extreme weather and provide the exceptional service our customers deserve.”