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Here's a look ahead to what's to be expected in the coming weeks from the Wakefield portion of the Woburn to Wakefield Line Project.
Please note that manhole installation work previously scheduled for the next two weeks has been rescheduled to take place in 2020. We look forward to bringing you more specific scheduling information as it becomes available.
This week contractors are expected to continue work on the unused MBTA Right-of-Way (ROW) between Richardson Street and Water Street. Please note that off-street work along the ROW is expected to continue as long as winter weather permits.
*Over the next two weeks neighbors can expect to see:
- MBTA ROW: continued excavation and duct bank trenching
- MBTA ROW: continued contractor activity along various sections
Please know that our community outreach team is continuing its work to keep residents and businesses informed of upcoming and ongoing construction activities.
As always, if you have questions about any of our current or upcoming work, 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.