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Construction Update: December 15, 2023

Next week, you can expect the following activities in Beverly:

  • — Continued duct bank excavation on Wellman Street. Crews will work to connect the existing duct bank between Congress Street and Linden Avenue.
  • — Continued duct bank excavation on the lower portion of Broadway, between Park Street and Rantoul Street.
  • — Duct bank excavation on Broadway, between Cabot Street and Rantoul Street.
  • — Continued excavation of duct bank on Endicott Street, at the intersection with Abbot Street.
  • — Duct bank excavation on Hale Street, between Atlantic Avenue and Bancroft Street.
  • — Continued duct bank excavation on Hale Street, between Lothrop Street and Willow Street.
  • — Excavation for duct bank on East Lothrop Street, with three work zones.
    • —- Work zone between Parsons Drive and Smithson Drive working north,
    • —- Work zone between Corning Street and Smithson Drive working south,
    • —- Work zone between Cross Lane and Lakeshore Avenue, working south.

During the week of December 25, crews working between Parsons Drive and Smithson Drive will change the direction of their excavation and head south.

Please note that parking will be limited on Abbott Street, Endicott Street, East Lothrop Street, Pleasant Street, Broadway, Wellman Street, and Webber Avenue in Beverly, and Bridge Street in Salem to allow greater access for National Grid and its contractors.

Duct bank excavation and test pitting require the use of drills and hoe rams for removing pavement and rock. Additionally, excavators and vacuum trucks will be used for the safe and efficient removal of soil. These pieces of equipment generate substantial noise that may be unpleasant to abutters. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we perform this vital work.

On Endicott Street, Abbot Street, Pleasant Street, Park Street, Broadway, Wellman Street, Webber Avenue, School Street, and Linden Avenue, a portion of the street at times may be closed to through-traffic during working hours. Residents will be able to access their homes and driveways with assistance from police details, crew members, and traffic signage. Traffic management for work can be found here.

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Construction is scheduled to minimize the impact on traffic and everyday life. We understand that construction doesn’t always feel “short-term” when it’s in front of your home or business. As work begins in your area, we will continue to work to mitigate inconveniences that come up to the greatest extent feasible. Please let us know about upcoming deliveries, schedules, and events that could be impacted by work.

If you have questions about any of our current or upcoming work, please feel free to contact a member of our project outreach team by emailing us at info@BeverlyRegionalTransmissionReliabilityProject.com, or by calling our project hotline 1-833-238-4743.

*Please note, due to the complexities of outdoor construction, schedule is subject to change