Eversource Projects

Greater Hartford – Central Connecticut Reliability Project 

Eversource is working to construct a new 3.7-mile hybrid underground-overhead 115-kV transmission line between the Newington Substation on Cherry Hill Drive in Newington and Southwest Hartford Substation on New Park Avenue in Hartford.

In Newington, work recently began on the underground portion of the Project. The new underground line will cross Avery Road, West Hartford Road, and Willard Avenue (State Route 173), travel north along Willard Avenue, and then turn east along Shepard Drive to the Amtrak corridor.

Schedule: Project construction will take place in phases. Please note: these time frames are approximate and subject to change.

Currently underway: 

  • Installation of environmental controls
  • Mowing and tree removal
  • Installation of access roads within the Eversource existing right-of-way corridor (no street work)  between Newington Substation and Willard Ave

Over the next several weeks, construction activities will include:

  • Start installation of the underground conduit pipe duct bank system which is designed to house the new transmission line cable between Newingtion Substation and West Hartford Road
  • Installation of underground splice vaults off of Avery Road and West Hartford Road.
  • Installation of new structural and electrical equipment at the existing Newington and Southwest Hartford Substations.

Construction Hours

The hours for construction will typically be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday.  Due to weather or other circumstances, the crews may need to work longer hours or work on a Sunday. Impacted property owners and businesses will be notified in advance of work expected to occur outside the typical work hours.

Contact Us

For more information please contact us at 800-793-2202 or Lynn Vasquez, Community Relations Specialist at 203-271-4731 or TransmissionInfo@eversource.com to provide us with your preferred method of contact or visit the Project Webpage.  

Read the Information Letter from Eversource dated 9/12/18.   View the Pamphlet.

Newington Substation (185 Cherry Hill Drive)
Schedule: May 2018

Eversource will be replacing one Oil Circuit Breaker with a new 115kV Gas Breaker. Work is within the existing substation fence and on the existing foundation pad.

Construction is planned 7 May 2018 through 1 June 2018. Typical hours of work will be from 7am to 5pm Monday through Saturday with the potential for Sunday work for system restoration. There will be increased truck traffic to the substation intermittently for delivery and removal of equipment.

Please contact Lynn Vasquez, Community Relations Specialist, 203-271-4731.

Eversource Infrastructure Replacement 
Schedule: August 2017 to mid-2018/2019

Replace 13 existing single circuit, wood, H-frame structures with 13 new direct-embed, single circuit, weathering steel, H-frame structures that are slightly higher than the existing structures in Newington, New Britain and Berlin.  Replacement poles will be installed within 15 feet of existing structures.  Structure replacement will not require tree clearing but minor tree trimming and/or vegetation removal may occur within the utility corridor.  

Newington Access Points for Work Activities
Holmes Road (structure 7077)
Fenn Road (structure 7072)
Cedar Street – State Rte 175 (structures 7062 and 7060)
Eighth Street (structures 7048 and 7046)
New Britain Avenue – State Rte 174 (structure 7044)
Carr Avenue (structures 7036, 7035 and 7033)
Kelsey Street (structure 7028)
Bridle Path (structure 7025)

Project Contact:
Brian Ragozzine - Project Manager - Transmission Project
(800) 793-2202     Email: TransmissionInfo@eversource.com