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Construction Update: September 5, 2022

This week you can expect the following activities in Salem:

– Continued activity on Pierce Avenue as crews work to excavate and install conduit and duct bank.

– Continued activity on National Grid property on the corner of Ferry Street and Waite Street as crews work on the Waite Street substation.

On September 10 and 11, crews will perform weekend work on the Waite Street substation. As such, access to Ferry Street will be limited.

Please note that parking on Ferry Street, Pierce Avenue, and Waite Street will be limited to allow for greater access for National Grid and its contractors. During workdays, you may notice equipment and materials moving in and out of the worksites via Bridge Street. Construction on Peirce Avenue and the corner of Waite Street will take place between the hours of 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, Tuesday through Friday. Work on September 10 and 11 will be from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

You can expect the following activity in Beverly.

– Pre-construction activity, including test pit, excavation, and survey work, inside the Beverly 12 substation on National Grid’s River Street property.

– Test pit work on Broadway on September 6, Monument Square on September 7, Hale Street on September 8, and East Lothrop Street on September 9.

This week, we will be hosting a project Open House at Beverly High School on Wednesday, September 7, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Residents will be able to learn more about the project and ask questions of our experts on construction, engineering, permitting, and other topics.

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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.

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