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Cross Road to Fisher Road Reliability Project

As part of always working to serve you better, Eversource is proposing to install a new, 115-kilovolt (kV) transmission line on existing rights of way in Dartmouth, Mass. 

The proposed transmission line will address reliability and capacity issues throughout the Dartmouth and Westport areas – supporting future growth. It will extend approximately 5.1 miles and connect the Cross Road Substation to the Fisher Road Substation in Dartmouth.

As a part of this proposed project, Eversource will also be making other improvements to the Cross Road and the Fisher Road Substations.

Cross Road to Fisher Line Project Map

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Project Facts: 

  • Route length: Approximately 5.1 miles
  • Town: Dartmouth, Massachusetts
  • Line voltage: 115,000-volt (115-kV) overhead transmission line
  • Siting review by: Department of Public Utilities (DPU)
  • Public Open Houses: April 2016 and August 8, 2018
  • Filed Siting Petition with the DPU: March 22, 2019
  • DPU Public Hearing: July 23, 2019
  • DPU Evidentiary Hearings: February 4, 2020 and February 20, 2020

Estimated Timetable (subject to change, pending necessary approvals):

  • Petition Decision from the DPU: Third Quarter 2020
  • Start of construction: Fourth Quarter 2020
  • Estimated in-service date: First Quarter 2021

Department of Public Utilities

To construct and operate the new overhead transmission line, Eversource must file a petition with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) for approval. The petition filing is part of the regulatory review process, as defined by Massachusetts state statutes.

On March 22, 2019, Eversource submitted the following Siting Petition to the Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB):

The DPU held a Public Comment Hearing on July 23, 2019, at the Southworth Library in Dartmouth, Mass.

Public Outreach

Eversource continues to engage town officials, residents, businesses, community groups and other stakeholders through municipal briefings, open houses, mailings and meetings – answering questions and listening to any concerns about the project.

We hosted a public open house in Dartmouth on August 8, 2018, to give interested stakeholders an opportunity to learn more about the project, ask questions, and provide feedback.

As the proposed project proceeds through the siting and permitting process, we will continue our community outreach efforts.

Contact Information

For more information about the project, please send an email to or call 800-793-2202.