West Shore Road to be temporarily reduced to one lane starting Sep. 6

West Shore Road to be temporarily reduced to one lane starting Sep. 6
A map of the Y-49 transmission line. West Shore Road will temporarily have one lane in each way starting on Sep. 6, according to Councilwoman Mariann Dalimonte. (Photo courtesy of New York Power Authority)

Beginning Sep. 6, West Shore Road will temporarily be reduced to one lane in both directions, Councilwoman Mariann Dalimonte announced.

This comes as part of the Long Island Sound Cable Modernization Project. It will see the Y-49 Transmission line replaced by the New York Power Authority.

Dalimonte said work will begin on Sep. 6 and it is expected to last two weeks. Work will be done between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

West Shore Road will still be accessible, but there will only be one lane of traffic in each direction.

The project is the first of several investments the power authority will make as part of VISION2030. Expected to be finished in 2023, this step will replace about 10 miles of transmission line in Nassau County.

The power authority says it will increase effectiveness and ensure steady electricity. It will also add more manholes, replace fiber optic communication in Nassau and Westchester counties and upgrade instrumentation to give the line more operational flexibility and reduce the risk of faults.

Teams will set up work sites above manholes and travel along major roadways in Roslyn, Mineola, East Williston and Port Washington. Officials do not expect any interruptions in power service because of the project.

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