Because the Board of Selectmen is the traffic authority for the Town of Greenwich, they reviewed a proposed road closure and detour from Eversource for Monday, September 28 beginning at around 10:00am.
Work has been ongoing for the electric utility’s new substation and underground line project for quite some time.
The new substation is on Railroad Ave at the former site of Pet Pantry Warehouse.
Tracy Alston from Eversource presented the road closure request, which she said was necessary to install the first of two new manholes.
The work requires the use of a “very large crane,” she said.
“There are a few work issues that have to be accomplished by distribution to finalize (the project) and get it ready to be energized,” she said. “Hopefully by the last week of October.”
She said Eversource will be responsible for repaving shortly after completion of the project. They hope to have it done before the asphalt plants close, which is is typically in November.
The manhole to be created on Monday, Sept will be in the area of Field Point Rd, Bridge Street and Railroad Ave.
The work will take approximately 2-3 hours.
Alston said she did was hoping not to subject the workers to night work again, if at all possible.
Alston shared the detour which she said had been suggested by Greenwich Police.
The Selectmen voted unanimously to approve the temporary road closure and detour beginning at 10:00am on Monday, Sept 28.