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.
This transmission line crosses the following roads in Franklin, Hill and New Hampton:
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
Moses Avenue, NH Route 3A, Old Town Road
Coolidge Woods Road, Cross Road, Brook Road, Old Bristol Road
See our Construction Fact Sheet for more information about activities occurring in your neighborhood.
Civil construction began on September 13. Our contractors are working within the right-of-way between Lake Shore Drive and Griffin Road in Franklin and will continue with site preparation, access road and work pad development, and installation of environmental mitigation measures over the next week.
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
- Local and State permitting: 2nd and 3rd quarter 2021
- Start of Construction: September 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.
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