Work on Newport Substation starts this week

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NEWPORT — Work begins this week on the Newport Substation. The Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) says that there will be an increase in truck traffic as they access the project site by way of Clyde Street.

The work includes limited tree clearing, ground grading, and construction to upgrade the existing VELCO substation and to relocate the Vermont Electric Cooperative substation within the VELCO substation fence. The upgrades are necessary to maintain system reliability.

Tree clearing will begin this week followed by below-grade site work through fall. The below-grade site work will resume in the spring of 2016. Truck traffic associated with material hauling and concrete foundation installations will occur during this phase.

Above-grade construction will also take place through fall and resume in spring 2016. Commissioning and operation of the upgraded substations is anticipated for the fall 2016.
Construction activities will be restricted to the hours between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays, in accordance with the Vermont Public Service Board’s order.

No construction activities or deliveries may occur on Sundays or state or federal holidays.

These restrictions won’t apply to construction activities that must be performed during required outages needed to maintain system reliability.

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