Whitefield to Northumberland (D142) Line Rebuild Project

Project Overview

We are replacing existing wooden pole structures in Whitefield, Lancaster and Northumberland, New Hampshire, as part of our ongoing investments to deliver reliable energy to our customers and communities.

This work is taking place within the existing right-of-way (power line corridor) of the D142 line, a 115kV line built in 1948. The line is 18 miles long and starts at the Whitefield Substation in Whitefield and terminates at the Lost Nation Substation in Northumberland.

202 structures are being removed or replaced and fiber optic cable, known as Optical Ground Wire (OPGW), is being installed the length of the line.

Project LocationD142-line-rebuild 

This transmission line crosses the following roads in Whitefield, Lancaster and Northumberland:

Whitefield

Lancaster Road (Route 3), Jefferson Road (Route 116), Hatfield Drive, Nutting Road

Lancaster

Wesson Road, Portland Street (Route 2), North Road, Grange Road

Northumberland

Page Hill Road, Lost Nation Road

Construction Updates

See construction fact sheet for details about each construction activity listed below

September 13, 2021 – Construction crews mobilize to area

Week of September 14, 2021 – Work area / access road preparation and drilling at:

  • Structure 199 – Route 3 / Lancaster Road, Whitefield (substation side)
  • Structures 195-197 – Route 3 / Lancaster Road, Whitefield (residential side)
  • Structure 115 – Wesson Road, Whitefield

Week of September 20, 2021 – Work area preparation, drilling and structure replacements at structures:

  • Structure 199 – Route 3 / Lancaster Road, Whitefield (substation side)
  • Structures 195-197 – Route 3 / Lancaster Road, Whitefield (residential side)
  • Structure 115 – Wesson Road, Whitefield

Week of September 27, 2021– Work area preparation, drilling and structure replacements at structures:

  • Structure 199 – Route 3 / Lancaster Road, Whitefield (substation side)
  • Structures 195-197 – Route 3 / Lancaster Road, Whitefield (residential side)
  • Structure 115 – Wesson Road, Whitefield

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 

  • Local and State permitting: Second and third quarter 2021
  • Work area preparation: August 2021
  • Start of construction: September 2021
  • Projected in-service date: Fourth quarter 2022
  • Restoration completion: Fourth quarter 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 fact sheet

Construction fact sheet

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.