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Prep Work for Wind Farm Cable Underway

Thu, 02/10/2022 - 10:49

The contractor for the developers of the South Fork Wind farm is continuing to remove some vegetation within the Long Island Rail Road right of way this week, in advance of the onshore construction that is set to begin within the next two weeks.

Also this week, the contractor was to begin conducting test pitting to confirm the location of existing utilities along the in-street project route, including along Wainscott Northwest Road, Wainscott Stone Road, Sayre’s Path, Wainscott Main Street, and Beach Lane. The wind farm’s export cable is to make landfall at the beach at the end of Beach Lane and travel underground to the Long Island Power Authority substation in East Hampton.

Also slated for this week is the start of saw-cutting, shallow cuts in the roadway to outline the trench area that will be opened along Wainscott Northwest Road, beginning at the L.I.R.R. intersection, to prepare for the start of excavation.

The wind farm’s developers, Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind and Eversource Energy, said that the contractor intends to continue test pitting next week on the same streets where it is doing so this week, and vegetation removal within the L.I.R.R. right of way. Also slated for next week is the start of trenching and installation of a conduit on Wainscott Northwest Road between the L.I.R.R. intersection and Bathgate Road.

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