National Grid Beverly Regional Transmission Reliability Project


This week (12/15) you can expect the following activities in Beverly:

    • Continued work at the manhole location on Broadway near the corner of Broadway and Rantoul Street.
    • Duct bank excavation on Wellman Street, between Congress Street and Webber Avenue.
    • Excavation work inside the Beverly 12 substation on National Grid’s River Street property.

Please note that parking will be limited on Ferry Street, Waite Street, Peirce Avenue, and Bridge Street in Salem and on Broadway and Wellman Street 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 and 4:30 pm, Tuesday through Friday. Crews will not work on Monday, January 2 in observance of the holiday.

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.

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. In Beverly, this work will take place at the expected locations of manholes along the route. Crews expect to take three to five days at each location, dependent on conditions.

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