PSEG recently announced that it will start replacing existing poles and wires in Franklin Square and West Hempstead on Aug. 13 to make them more storm-resilient.
According to the utility, the new poles would storm-harden a main line circuit that serves hundreds of customers in the area. The project will also include the transferring of main line wires underground in select rear properties. The new poles are expected to be around the same size as the current poles and will be placed near the existing ones.
The project is funded through the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program, which was established following Hurricane Sandy to harden the electrical distribution system against any future storms.
The work is scheduled to take approximately two months to complete, and crews are expected to work from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays, with limited evening and Sunday work. No work will be completed on major national holidays.