In the coming weeks, Eversource and its contractors will begin work on a transmission line (referred to as the 367 line) in existing right-of-way between Amherst and Fitzwilliam substations. This work is being done as part of a System Resiliency Program, a program being undertaken to upgrade and strengthen its infrastructure across the state in order to reduce the possibility of service interruptions, especially during severe weather. The contractors hired by Eversource to perform this work are Harlen Electric Construction, JCR Construction Co., Tighe & Bond and Northern Land Clearing.
The System Resiliency Program focuses on structural hardening which may include the installation of structures, cross arms and/or structure hardware. Other activities associated with this work may include removing brush and tall vegetation, mowing, making improvements to existing access roads, installing timber mats, building construction pads to support heavy equipment, and restoring the disturbed area.
Eversource anticipates that the work along the 367 line will begin in late July and continue through the fall. The work is not expected to interrupt electric service to homes or businesses in your community. Typically, Eversource contractors will work Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and should not be more than 3-5 days at a single location. The schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.