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Mar 22, 2014

North Smithfield


NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Interstate Reliability Project, which will construct a new 345 kilovolt transmission line in an existing right-of-way, is set to begin its initial stages this month. The first stage will include mowing and tree clearing in the current right-of-way.

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Posted by: Craig

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Interstate Reliability Project, which will construct a new 345 kilovolt transmission line in an existing right-of-way, is set to begin its initial stages this month. The first stage will include mowing and tree clearing in the current right-of-way.

Tree clearing will begin near the Ocean State Power facility on Sherman Farm Road in Burrillville and will reach North Smithfield over the next few weeks; the tree-clearing edge has been staked and flagged. During this process, traffic control, flags and signs will be present to mitigate disruption. Wetland protection and the preservation of 176 acres of undeveloped land in RI and MA are environmental precautions in place by National Grid during this project.

In order to maintain public safety, access to the right-of-way during the post-construction restoration is restricted to authorized personnel. The Stakeholder Relations Team is committed to North Smithfield residents and welcomes any questions regarding tree clearing and construction.

Questions about this project and any impact on Town residential property, should be directed to: National Grid Stakeholder Relations Team, projectinfo@interstatereliabilityproject.com with “IRP Updates- Rhode Island” as subject line, or call (800) 506-0815.