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News from Town Manager/Select Board

Posted on: March 24, 2020

A message from the Eversource Outreach Team:

Dear Neighbor,

The safety of our employees, our customers, and the public is our top priority during the ongoing coronavirus public health crisis. Our commitment to safety, first and always, is continuous.

At the same time, Eversource must fulfill its foundational mission to deliver safe, reliable services to our customers, in support of the economic health of New England and the basic needs of society.

This mission is more important than ever at this deeply unsettled time. We continue to call on our employees and contractors to perform essential work in the field that maintains and improves the reliability of our networks and serves customers’ best interests, while also adapting our work practices to incorporate social distancing, heightened hygiene, and other best practices to protect their, and the public’s, health and avoid the spread of coronavirus.

Essential work is activity that maintains or improves the condition of our system and supports our delivery of safe and reliable energy and other services, including the replacement or installation of electrical lines, structures/poles, and related equipment.

During this time, Eversource will follow social distancing and other health and safety guidelines in our community outreach efforts, including becoming more reliant on other forms of notifications, including letters, email and/or phone calls, instead of door hangers and in-person visits.

What You Can Expect

Beginning Wednesday, March 25th, crews will begin preconstruction activities on South Street and High Rock Street in Needham in preparation for excavation work scheduled for the week of April 6th. Preconstruction activities will require a portion of South Street and High Rock Street to be closed and will result in traffic detours. Please see attached detour maps for more information on road closures and traffic detours. Pre-construction activities will begin on South Street near Great Plain Avenue and will continue west towards High Rock Street. Hours of construction will typically be Monday through Friday 7 am to 5 pm. Once local schools are back on schedule and buses are active, detour hours on South Street and High Rock Street will be Monday through Friday 9 am – 2 pm.  Due to weather or other unexpected circumstances, the work hours may be extended or performed over a weekend. For more information about excavation work, and how to contact the Eversource outreach team, please see the attached March 2020 West Roxbury to Needham construction update.

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