If you have traveled on Searingtown Road into Port Washington recently, you can’t help but notice the 80 foot poles jutting into the skyline taller than any tree. The poles are being rapidly erected and will markedly change the landscape irrevocably. The poles similar to one seen in industrial areas are twice the size of current poles which are 40 feet in height.
According to PSEG, the purpose of this project is to improve the reliability of electric service to the area by replacing 200 existing utility poles with taller, wider, and stronger poles capable of withstanding 130 mph winds, greater than what was experienced during Superstorm Sandy. [Read more...]