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Redding officials get update on Eversource upgrade project

Redding officials have given an update on a utility project, which raised concerns from neighbors last year.  The work is along the transmission line that runs from the Peaceable Street substation to the Archer Lane substation. 

During the latest Board of Selectmen meeting, First Selectwoman Julia Pemberton says Eversource initially planned to keep some of the wood structures, and metal structures would be reinforcements.  It was then changed so that every structure would be steel.  The H poles blend into the scenery, but steel monopoles will be visible above the treeline.

Access ways on Indian Hill though had a substantial amount of work done. 

Pemberton previously said the gravel paths look more like parking lots and are elevated. Eversource said in response that they would put down grass seed. Umpawaug is scenic road, and the view can't be changed from the road. She says the work that was done is detrimental.  

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