Skip to main content

National Grid moving ahead with new transmission lines

March 10, 2014

National Grid is working with police in North Smithfield and Burrillville to ensure the safety of the public during construction of the Rhode Island segment of the Interstate Reliability Project (IRP), a $200 million undertaking that kicks off this month to improve the region’s electric transmission system.

The first phase of the work to begin in mid-March will involve clearing vegetation along an existing transmission corridor, or right-of-way, that runs though the two towns. Actual construction of the new transmission power lines and refurbishing existing lines in the right-of-way will get under way in May.

According to National Grid, police details will be assigned to assist traffic flow at points where the work intersects with streets in both communities. National Grid and local police are also collaborating to enforce no-trespassing laws on the right-of-way, with particular focus on all-terrain vehicle (ATV) traffic. Police are also planning spot patrols of the right-of-ways using their own ATVs.

WOONSOCKET – The Villa Novans sent 13 men to the plate in the third inning, and scored a...
PAWTUCKET – Turns out I spent floods of nervous force over absolutely nothing. ...
PAWTUCKET – Now comes the real test of Major League Baseball’s commitment to...
WOONSOCKET — Ride down just about any city street these days and you are bound to find potholes, plenty of them. But...
WOONSOCKET — Most of the students in Woonsocket High School teacher Robert Steward’s law and society class were born...
WOONSOCKET – R.I. State Police threw the book at a Pawtucket man after a brief but highly destructive motor vehicle...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes