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Steady progress continues along the unused MBTA Right-of-Way parallel to Vernon Street. Last week contractors completed manhole installation at their work site located south of Salem Street on the right-of-way as well as necessary excavation for upcoming manhole installation at the second manhole installation work site on the right-of-way (north of New Salem Street).
This week’s construction schedule calls for continued work along the unused MBTA Right-of-Way, as contractors look to complete the second manhole installation on the right-of-way.
Please note that you may see continued activity along part for the unused MBTA Right-of-Way in the coming weeks as contractors move equipment and prepare for upcoming work.
As always, our outreach team is continuing to canvass residences and businesses adjacent to current and upcoming work sites to share information about our work.
*This week neighbors can expect to see:
- Unused MBTA Right-of-Way north of New Salem Street: Excavation and manhole installation.
- Various Locations: Existing underground infrastructure video surveys.
As always, please feel free to contact a member of our project outreach team by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling our project hotline 1-844-646-8427.
*Please note, due to the complexities of outdoor construction, schedule is subject to change.
Wakefield Project Fact Sheet.
Typical construction equipment involved in underground construction of this nature include, but are not limited to: excavators, dump trucks; crew cab pick up trucks; vacuum trucks; and portable generators.
A strong electrical transmission system is vital to our region’s safety and economic prosperity. To improve reliability and address growing electricity demands identified by ISO-NE, National Grid and Eversource have teamed up to implement the Greater Boston and New Hampshire Solution, comprised of various projects in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
One of the proposed projects is the Woburn to Wakefield Line, a new 345-kilovolt (kV) underground transmission line that will connect Eversource’s Woburn Substation in Woburn and National Grid’s Wakefield Junction Substation in Wakefield. The proposed line will extend approximately 8.5 miles between two existing substations, passing through Woburn, Winchester, Stoneham, and Wakefield, MA. The project also includes improvements within the existing fence lines of the Woburn and Wakefield Substations.
Eversource will be constructing the new line from the Woburn substation through Woburn, Winchester and Stoneham. National Grid will complete construction from the Stoneham/Wakefield border to the Wakefield Junction Substation.
For more information specific to the Towns of Woburn, Winchester, and Stoneham, please visit Eversource’s Project web page, click here.
For a full listing of past events and public outreach, click here.
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Woburn to Wakefield line, click here.
For Traffic Management Plans Part A, click here.
For Traffic Management Plans Part B, click here.
Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board Filings
To view the MA EFSB's file room docket for this proceeding, please click HERE and enter "EFSB15-04" in the "Docket Number" box at the top left of the page. You can also find links to each of the individual filing documents by clicking HERE.
Route Selection Criteria and Scoring
To view route selection criteria and scoring information, please click HERE.