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PSEG Upgrades in Montauk

Wed, 03/13/2024 - 05:27

PSEG Long Island crews have been in Montauk since mid-February working on “circuit reliability upgrades” that are aimed at reducing outages during severe weather.

In a release on Tuesday, the company, which operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system, said it is replacing some poles with “stronger, more durable poles that are capable of withstanding winds up to 135 miles per hour.” The new poles will be roughly the same height and placed no more than five feet from existing ones, which will eventually be removed.

Some poles will also get shorter cross arms, worn equipment will be replaced, and older wires will be replaced with “more resilient and durable wire.”

Work will take place in different locations in the hamlet as time moves on and is expected to be complete by Memorial Day.

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