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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 Eversource 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)

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

  • Public Open Houses: April 2016 & August 8, 2018
  • File Siting Petition with the DPU: Fourth Quarter 2018
  • DPU Public Hearing: Second Quarter 2019
  • Petition Decision from the DPU: Fourth Quarter 2019
  • Pre-construction Open House: First Quarter 2020
  • Start of construction: First Quarter 2020
  • Estimated in-service date: Fourth Quarter 2020

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.

Public Outreach

Eversource will be engaging 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.