Franklin to New Hampton (A111) Line Rebuild Project

Project Overview

We will be replacing existing wooden pole structures in Franklin, Hill and New Hampton, New Hampshire, as part of our ongoing investments to deliver reliable energy to our customers and communities.

This work will be taking place within the existing right-of-way (power line corridor) of the A111 Line, a 115kV line built in 1951 that is 10.6 miles long. The line starts at the Webster Substation in Franklin and terminates at the Pemigewasset Substation in New Hampton.

115 structures, as well as the conductor (wire), will be replaced. Fiber optic cable, known as Optical Ground Wire (OPGW), will also be installed the entire length of the line. 

Project Location

A111-Line-Rebuild 

This transmission line crosses the following roads in Franklin, Hill and New Hampton:

Franklin

Webster Lake Road (Route 11), Oriole Street, Wren Street, Robin Street, Lark Street, Lake Avenue, Griffin Road, Lake Shore Drive, Timberland Drive, Hill Road (NH Route 3A), Bennett Brook Road

Hill

Moses Avenue, NH Route 3A, Old Town Road

New Hampton

Coolidge Woods Road, Cross Road, Brook Road, Old Bristol Road

Construction Updates

See our Construction Fact Sheet for more information about activities occurring in your neighborhood.

A111 Str 22

Week of October 25, 2021 

Work area preparation at structures: 

  • 24 & 28 – Lake Shore Drive, Franklin 
  • 32-34 – Timberland Drive, Franklin
  • 50-54 – Bennett Brook Drive, Franklin and Moses Avenue, Hill
  • 58-61 – Route 3A, Hill
Drilling/foundation setting at structures:  
  • 1 (foundation) – Webster Lake Road, Franklin (Webster Substation)
  • 3-5 – Robin Street and Lark Street, Franklin
  • 13-14 – Griffin Road, Franklin
  • 24-25 – Lake Shore Drive, Franklin
  • 43-45 – Route 3A, Franklin
  • 66 (foundation) – Old Town Road, Hill
  • 119 – Old Bristol Road, New Hampton (access from Pemigewasset Substation) 

Installing new structures: 

  • 10-13 – Griffin Road, Franklin
  • 19 – Lake Shore Drive, Franklin

Week of November 1, 2021 

Work area preparation at structures: 

  • 29-32 – Timberland Drive, Franklin
  • 54-61 – Moses Avenue and Route 3A, Hill

Drilling/foundation setting at structures:  

  • 1-2 (foundations) – Webster Lake Road, Franklin (Webster Substation)
  • 15-18 – Griffin Road and Lake Shore Drive, Franklin
  • 26-28 – Lake Shore Drive, Franklin
  • 43-48 – Route 3A and Bennett Brook Road, Franklin

Installing new structures: 

  • 24 – Lake Shore Drive, Franklin
  • 66 – Old Town Road, Hill
  • 119 – Old Bristol Road, New Hampton (access from Pemigewasset Substation)

Public Outreach

We're committed to engaging municipal officials, residents, businesses, community groups and other stakeholders about upcoming project activities through municipal briefings, mailings, site meetings, virtual meetings and door-to-door outreach, while adhering to COVID-19 social distancing and other related health and safety guidelines.

We utilize a variety of outreach methods to ensure that all customers and property owners along our transmission lines receive adequate and timely information about our projects. For this Project, we will be sending periodic updates as letters mailed directly to all stakeholders, as well as a combination of the following additional methods:

  • Door-to-door outreach
  • Site visits (upon request)
  • Virtual meetings (upon request)
  • Signage placed strategically near construction areas or in residential areas
  • Regular field presence to ensure the safety of our customers, nearby property owners, and our construction crews

Anticipated Schedule

Permitting Milestones:

Construction Start Date: September 13, 2021

Projected In-Service Date: November 2022 

Restoration Completion: December 2022

Commitment to Safety

We take every safety precaution while working in local communities, and all people working on the construction project carry identification. The project work will not interrupt electric service to homes or businesses.

We remain committed to prioritizing public health as well as the health of employees and contractors during COVID-19. All Eversource personnel follow applicable health and safety guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We are committed to updating neighbors, businesses and all community members about project activities, especially during construction. Please keep in mind that the construction schedule may change due to weather or other unexpected circumstances.

Additional Resources

Project Factsheet

Most recent project update letter

Contact Us 

Keeping the lines of communication open is an important part of our work in your community.

For questions or more information about the project, please contact us at 1-888-926-5334 or NHProjectsInfo@eversource.com.