345kV Line (Woburn to Wakefield)

This page is dedicated to information and documentation related to the Eversource Mystic to Woburn 345kV Transmission Line Project.  If you have comments or questions, please feel free to email the Select Board or call 781-721-7133.

March 2022

This Spring, Eversource construction crews will return to your neighborhood to continue construction activity for the Woburn to Wakefield Line Project. This project is designed to increase reliability of the electric grid in the area to meet growing demands for electricity. As we perform this necessary work, we are continuing to follow COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. Crews from McCourt Construction will be installing duct bank on Washington Street and Cross Street along with several manholes (vaults) on Cross Street. To prepare for this work, some work activities will be completed beforehand. Property owners will be notified in advance of work occurring in your area.

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Construction Hours
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Construction Work

Current activities include duct bank installation on Washington Street between Sunset Road and Cross Street. Other current activities include water relocations on Cross Street between Washington Street and Forest Street to prepare for upcoming duct bank and manhole (vault) installations on Cross Street later this season. 

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Traffic Management

We coordinate closely with the Winchester Police Department and town officials to maintain a safe and effective flow of traffic. We will maintain two lanes of traffic near the “jack and bore”. Lane closures and detours may be necessary during duct bank installation. Local access to property owners and businesses will be maintained along with large vehicle traffic.

Vehicle detours for Washington Street currently utilize the Sunset Road neighborhood. Vehicle detours on Cross Street currently utilize Forest Street. Local access to property owners and businesses will be maintained along with large vehicle traffic. 

Stay Informed – Contact Us

  • Phone: 1-800-793-2202
  • Email: projectinfo@eversource.com
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WW_Winchester_Washnington Street JB4_03.15

August 31, 2016

Dear Residents,

Attached hereto are the documents pertaining to the Town's case in opposition to the siting of the 345kV transmission line in Winchester. A brief summary of the Town's position can be found in the document "TOWN OF WINCHESTER OPENING STATEMENT".

The Energy Facilities Siting Board will continue its consideration of the case during the months of September and October. We will update with information as it comes available.