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Eversource to replace equipment in Redding as part of transmission maintenance

Eversource transmission maintenance work is scheduled to begin this month in Redding on the line running from Peaceable to Diamond Hill Road and the Archer Street Substation.  Eversource plans to replace 26 existing structures in the areas of Diamond Hill Road, Umpawaug Road, Windy Hill Road, Quarry Rock Road, Seventy Acres Road, Indian Hill Road, and Peaceable Street. 

 

First Selectman Julia Pemberton is looking to schedule a community meeting to discuss potential impacts to properties along the right of way. 

 

She asked Eversource for a detailed description of the work plan.  It includes replacement of wooden H poles that blend into scenery with steel monopoles that will be visible above the treeline. Additional trees may be removed and accessways improved so that large machinery can access the right of way. 

 

Anyone who lives along the transmission lines is asked contact Pemberton at 203-938-2002 or jpemberton@townofreddingct.org with the subject line: Transmission Maintenance. 

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