The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) has begun work to upgrade the electric delivery system supplying 1,937 customers in Stony Brook.

“As the number one part of our mission to provide highly reliable electric service to our customers, this project will reinforce the existing electrical facilities in the area to meet the increasing demand to serve customer needs,” said LIPA Chief Operating Officer Michael D. Hervey.

The Stony Brook project consists of replacing the primary conductors with new high capacity lines from Old Field Road to Mount Grey Road and Blueberry Ridge Road. This will upgrade the area and improve the reliability to the entire Old Field peninsula. This project is scheduled be worked on through October.

The system upgrades in Stony Brook are part of many infrastructure improvement projects planned by LIPA to benefit customers throughout Long Island.

As this work is performed, residents may see crews working in the area on the side of the road. For your safety and the safety of our workers, please respect the work zone protection areas and use caution by driving slowly and giving them the right of way. Customers will be notified in advance if any scheduled outages are required to safely upgrade the electric facilities.