Hopkinton to Ashland Transfer Line Replacement Project
At Eversource we're always working to serve you better. That includes making improvements to the underground network of natural gas pipelines that safely and securely deliver energy in Massachusetts.
We'll begin a new project to improve the flow of natural gas between Hopkinton and Ashland in 2019. This transfer line replacement project will replace a total of 3.8 miles of existing gas pipeline with new 12-inch pipe.
This upgrade is an important step to ensuring a consistent, reliable flow of natural gas in the area as demand for natural gas continues to grow. The existing 6-inch pipe was installed in the early 1950s and undersized for current gas demand.
Construction for this project is planned to take place within a pipeline corridor Eversource has existing access (easement) rights. No new above-ground buildings or equipment will be added with this work.
Work will take place between March and November starting in 2019 and going through 2023. Work will cease between December and February when the ground is typically snow-covered or frozen - making construction work slow and difficult. A map of the project's route and construction schedule is available.
During construction, all Eversource employees and contractors carry identification, which you can ask to see at any time.
Eversource always complies with Massachusetts siting requirements. Pre-environmental and easement survey work has been completed and the project is currently in the early permitting stages.
Customers will not see an interruption in their service as part of this project. Eversource will also restore any impacted property - including driveways, lawns, sprinkler systems, fences, etc. - to existing or like-new condition. We will be meeting with any residents affected by project work to reach a restoration agreement prior to the start of any work.
Important Documents & Filings
Keeping You Connected
We understand that living and working near a construction zone can be challenging, and we recognize that our project personnel will be guests in your neighborhood.
We’re committed to keeping you informed through a variety of methods including letters, community meetings, door-to-door notifications, phone calls and other methods you might prefer.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact JoAnne O’Leary, Eversource's Community Relations Specialist, at 508-305-6898.