September marks the beginning of hunting season for a lot of locals, but with hunting season comes worries for safety. With all of the development going on around Londonderry, as well as infrastructure updates, hunters must take extra care when taking part in their activities.
In light of the work Eversource is doing in Londonderry as part of the Merrimack Valley Reliability Project, Eversource is sending out a “Hunting Season Safety Message” to the towns involved in the project.
The Merrimack Valley Reliability Project is a joint effort from the National Grid and Eversource to improve reliability and address growing electricity demands in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts towns by constructing a new 345-kilovolt overhead transmission line that will be 24.5 miles long, running through existing utility rights-of way between Londonderry and Tewksbury, Massachusetts.
According to the project’s website, 18 miles of the project will pass through Londonderry, Hudson, Windham, and Pelham – 10 miles of this will pass through just Londonderry and Hudson.
Eversource’s message will be delivered by mail in the form of a postcard to people who have and along the corridor in Londonderry that is being worked on.
“With hunting season underway,” the post card reads, “we wanted to notify you of this ongoing and upcoming work, and to urge caution while hunting or traveling near construction sites. To help keep everyone safe, please be aware of constriction personnel near and on transmission rights of way. Also, for your safety, please do not enter construction areas.”
The post card will also be distributed to local sporting stores in order to broaden the message’s reach.
Work crews will be working between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and will wear fluorescent gear to “take every precaution to ensure the safety of residents and construction crews throughout the process.”
So far Eversource has worked on wiring and stringing by helicopter activity from Route 102 to Wiley Hill, and will continue to work this route through September 30. The noise from the helicopters will continue through the beginning of October and later, with the next installment of work occurring from Route 102 to High Range Road.
To keep up to date on where Eversource will be working on next, residents can visit the project website at www.MA-NHSolution.com, click on the Merrimack Valley Reliability Project, and then go down to “MVRP In My Town: Construction Look Ahead.”
If residents have any further questions about the Merrimack Valley Reliability Project or how it will affect them, they can ask for information by emailing info@MA-NHSolution.com, or call the toll free hotline: 844-646-8427.