This week you can expect the following activities in Salem:
– Continued activity on National Grid property on the corner of Ferry Street and Waite Street as crews work on the Waite Street substation.
– Duct bank excavation on Bridge Street, between Peirce Avenue and Essex Bridge. Work at this location will begin November 1.
This week you can expect the following activities in Beverly:
– Soil sampling and test pitting on East Lothrop Street, with crews continuing to Cross Lane.
– Test pitting on Congress Street, between Wellman Street and Essex Bridge. Flyers provided to residents in the Goat Hill area last week indicated the start of duct bank excavation, which has been delayed.
– Abutment work on Essex Bridge in preparation for spring 2023 bridge work.
– Sewer surveys on Cross Lane, and Boyles Street.
Please note that parking will be limited on Ferry Street, Waite Street and Bridge Street in Salem, and East Lothrop Street, Congress Street, and Cross Lane in Beverly to allow for greater access for National Grid and its contractors.
In both Salem and Beverly, construction will take place between the hours of 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Test pit excavation is an important aspect of pre-construction activity, used to locate existing underground utilities that may not have been identified on plans or during past survey work. For test pitting at expected manhole locations, crews expect to take three to five days at each location, dependent on conditions. Crews working on test pitting excavation at duct bank locations will work along the route in a shorter timeframe.
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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 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.