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Construction Update: February 17, 2023

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

– Activity on National Grid property on the corner of Ferry Street and Waite Street as crews work on duct bank excavation and installation within the Waite Street substation.

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

– Continued duct bank excavation and installation on Wellman Street, between Congress Street and Webber Avenue.

– Continued duct bank excavation on Webber Avenue, between Wellman Street and River Street.

– Continued excavation on Broadway, between Rantoul Street and Cabot Street.

– Manhole excavation and installation on Hale Street, between Willow Street and Lothrop Street.

Please note that parking will be limited on Broadway, Hale Street, Wellman Street, and Webber Avenue in Beverly and Ferry Street and Waite Street in Salem to allow for greater access for National Grid and its contractors.

In both Beverly and Salem, construction will take place between the hours of 7:00 am and 4:30 pm, Tuesday through Friday. Crews will not work Monday in observance of Presidents Day.

On Wellman Street, Webber Avenue, Broadway, and Hale Street, 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:

Manhole work on Hale Street.

Duct bank work on Wellman Street.

Duct bank work on Broadway.

Duct bank work on Webber Avenue.

At the expected manhole locations, abutters can expect to see the staging of project materials in the lead up to installation of the manhole. Portions of the street may be closed during staging, as well as during the installation of the manhole. Soil sampling, test pitting, manhole excavation and duct bank excavation all require the use of drills for removing pavement and rock. Additionally, excavators and vacuum trucks will be used for 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.

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Construction is scheduled to minimize the impact on traffic and everyday life; your neighborhood and street will likely only be impacted by the construction for weeks—not years. That said, 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, or by calling our project hotline 1-833-238-4743.

Thank you again for following our weekly updates!


The Beverly Regional Transmission Reliability Outreach Team

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