115kV Line (Mystic to Woburn)
March 1, 2022
Starting Thursday, March 3, Eversource construction crews will return to your neighborhood to perform pipe testing on the Mystic to Woburn Line Project. As we perform this necessary work, we are continuing to follow COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. Crews from Middlesex Construction and W.A. Chester will continue working at manhole locations on the following streets: Wildwood Street, Bacon Street, and Main Street. To complete this work, crews will maintain a work zone setup that will necessitate 24-hour work activities at manhole locations only.
Starting March 3, at 8:30 a.m., construction (pipe testing) will occur 24-hours per day at the recently installed manhole as follows:
▪ MH #4 located on Bacon St near the intersection of Church St.
While pipe testing occurs at MH #4, pipe testing at MH #3 will continue:
▪ MH #3 located on Wildwood St near the intersection of Warren St.
Construction activity will occur at the above locations. Crews will maintain a work zone setup for approximately one week at manhole locations. Crews will perform testing of the recently installed duct bank as to prepare for cable pulling activities expected later this construction season. Pipe testing requires vacuum pumps and generators to run 24-hours.
We coordinate closely with the Winchester Police Department and town officials to maintain a safe and effective flow of traffic around project work areas. Vehicle detours will be necessary at the intersection of Church Street and Bacon Street (see map). Please follow direction of posted signage. Local access to property owners and businesses will be maintained.
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Construction Activity in Winchester
February 16, 2022
Over the next two weeks, Eversource construction crews will return to your neighborhood to perform pipe testing on the Mystic to Woburn Line Project. As we perform this necessary work, we are continuing to follow COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. Crews from Middlesex Construction and W.A. Chester will be working at manhole locations on the following streets: Woodside Road, Wildwood Street, Bacon Street, and Main Street. In order to complete this work, crews will maintain a work zone setup that will necessitate 24-hour work activities at manhole locations only.
While the 24/7 pipe testing operation is occurring at the above locations, periodic (about 1 hour at time) access to the recently installed manholes as follows must occur:
During the week of 2/28, construction (pipe testing) will occur Monday through Friday for 24-hours per day over the recently installed manhole as follows:
While the 24/7 pipe testing operation is occurring at the above location, periodic (about 1 hour at a time) access to the recently installed manholes as follows must occur:
We coordinate closely with the Winchester Police Department and town officials to maintain a safe and effective flow of traffic around project work areas. Lane restrictions will be necessary to complete this work. Local access to property owners and businesses will be maintain along with large vehicle traffic.
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Mystic to Woburn Transmission Line Project
Important Construction Update Regarding Construction Activity at Wedgemere Station
February 7, 2022
Eversource construction crews will return to your neighborhood to resume construction activity for the Mystic to Woburn Line Project. This notice serves as a follow-up to our update construction notice delivered early-September. Please know that Eversource remains committed to prioritizing public health as well as the health of employees and contractors.
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Starting Tuesday, February 8th, crews from Middlesex Construction excavate through the Wedgemere parking lot. On Monday, February 14th, crews from Middlesex Construction and Angelica Boring will utilizing a horizontal boring method called “jack and bore” to install the underground transmission line beneath the Wedgemere Station railroad tracks.
When working under or near railroad tracks, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) requires work to be performed non-stop until completion. As a result, the jack and bore process underneath the tracks, requires a continuous operation (24-hours a day). This will be performed by Angelica Boring and we estimate this to last up to seven days. Our continuous dewatering system will remain in place as the electrical conduit is installed under the tracks and while transitioning out of the excavated pits on each side of the Wedgemere Station.
While Angelica Boring begins the continuous, operation beneath the railroad tracks, crews from Middlesex Construction will excavate trench across the Wedgemere Station parking lot during regular work hours (Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.).
What You Can Expect
- Reliable Service: Be assured that this work will not interrupt electric service to your property.
- Proper Identification: All people working on this project carry identification.
- Project Website: We also maintain a project website at https://www.eversource.com/content/Mystic-Woburn-Project.
- Where We Will Be Working: Construction activity will take place on the south side of Bacon Street in the Wedgemere parking lot and within a parcel of land between the railroad tracks and the Aberjona River.
- Traffic Management: We coordinate closely with the Winchester Police Department and town officials to maintain a safe and effective flow of traffic around project work areas. Parking will be restricted within some areas of the Wedgemere parking lot. Signage will be clearly posted in advance.
Starting Tuesday, February 8th, crews will excavate through the Wedgemere parking lot in two sections (map below for reference). While excavating section 1, vehicles will access Wedgemere Station through the northern entrance. While excavating section 2, across the northern entrance, vehicles will access Wedgemere Station through the southern entrance.
− General Work Hours: Work will occur in this area Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
− Extended Work Hours: As noted above, the jack and bore work near and under the railroad will be conducted 24-hours-per day until completion and is expected to last seven days.
Construction Activities Project construction will include the following activities:
- Mobilizing boring equipment.
- Drilling approaching and under the railroad tracks. (7 days)
- Installing underground pipe.
- Removing soil and material disturbed during operations.
- Areas will be temporarily restored once the jack and bore work is complete.
Project Completion: All remaining pipe installation will occur between Mystic Valley Parkway and Winslow Road. We expect to complete the underground vault and pipe installations in your area in 2022. Cable (underground transmission line) installation and final restoration will be completed in 2022.
Eversource is committed to being a good neighbor and doing our work with respect for you and your property. If you have questions about this project, please call 1-800-793-2202 or email us at ProjectInfo@eversource.com.
Eversource Mystic to Woburn Line Project
The Mystic to Woburn Line Project will install a new 115-kilovolt (kV) underground transmission line connecting the Mystic substation in Everett, MA to the Woburn substation in Woburn, MA. The line will extend approximately 8 miles, traversing Boston (Charlestown), Everett, Medford, Somerville and Winchester and Woburn.
The Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) approved the Project on March 9, 2017.
Where We’ll Be Working in Winchester
Construction activity in Winchester will take place at locations within or near public streets. Activities will involve a traffic/work setup at various locations on the following streets listed below:
- Main Street (between Medford/Winchester Line and Symes Corner)
- Bacon Street (between Symes Corner and Church Street)
- Fletcher Street (between Church Street and Wildwood Street)
- Wildwood Street (between Fletcher Street and Woodside Road)
- Woodside Road (between Wildwood Street and Pond Street)
- Pond Street (at the intersection of Pond Street and Wildwood Road)
We coordinate closely with your community on effective traffic management throughout project construction and restoration. The Traffic Management Plan (TMP) for Winchester is located on the Eversource Project Website and can be viewed by following this link.
Project Work Hours
Work hours in Winchester are generally 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. When school is in session, work will not start on Woodside Road until 8:30 a.m.
- Eversource Mystic to Woburn Line Project Website
- Winchester Start of Construction Letter
Eversource Transmission Hotline
We are committed to being a good neighbor and doing our work with respect for you and your property. For more information about this work, please call 1-800-793-2202, or send an email to ProjectInfo@eversource.com. Thank you.