Franklin to New Hampton (A111) Line Rebuild Project

Why Are We Doing This Project?

Recent inspections and engineering analysis of the A111 transmission line revealed that many of the structures are in poor condition due to their age, woodpecker damage, insect damage and pole rot.

A total of 115 wooden H-frame structures are being replaced with weathering steel H-frame structures. In addition, the conductor (wire) is being replaced, and fiber optic cable, known as Optical Ground Wire (OPGW), is being installed the entire length of the line.

Improvements are part of our ongoing investments to deliver reliable energy to our customers and communities.

Where Is The Work Being Done?

This work is taking place within the existing right-of-way (power line corridor) of the A111 Line, a 115-kilovolt (kV) transmission line built in 1951 that is 10.6 miles long.

The A111 line starts at the Webster Substation in Franklin and terminates at the Pemigewasset Substation in New Hampton.

A111-Line-RebuildThis transmission line crosses the following roads:

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

When Is The Work Being Done?

  • Local permitting: First-Third quarter 2021 (complete)
  • State permitting: Second and Third quarter 2021 (complete). Read the notice from the New Hampshire Department of Energy. 
  • Federal permitting: Second - Fourth quarter 2021 (complete)
  • Construction Start Date: September 13, 2021
  • Projected In-Service Date: Summer 2022
  • Restoration Completion: Summer 2022

Construction Updates

See our construction fact sheet for more information about activities occurring in your neighborhood.

See our construction map set for the location of structures.

Community 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 
  • Read the most recent project update letter

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.

Contact Information 

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.