Eversource to Conduct Soil Borings on MBTA ROW

Published September 24, 2018 | Select Board's Office | Updated February 19, 2020 | Automatically Archived on 1/11/2019

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UPDATE 9/24/18:

This week, crews will conduct test pitting within the following streets: Peakham Road, Union Avenue, Landham Road, and Boston Post Road (Rte. 20).

The current schedule has test pits on Peakham Road and Union Avenue today (9/24), with Landham Road tentatively scheduled for tomorrow, 9/25. Boston Post Road is required night work, per the MassDOT permit, and that is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday (9/26 & 9/26). Once this night work schedule is finalized, there will be another notice.

Regarding soil borings, with the recent receipt of the Order of Conditions, the plan is to begin work within jurisdictional areas on the MBTA corridor the first week of October.


UPDATE 9/13/18:

The borings will begin in the roadway on September 24, with work on the Right of Way beginning October 1. The work is expected to take 50 days, at a minimum, as this is the estimate for days of work within wetland jurisdiction. 

Click here for the Soil Testing and Borings Schedule.


Eversource survey crews plan to begin marking boring locations and trees to be removed on the MBTA corridor starting Tuesday, August 28. They will also be conducting door-to-door outreach to nearby property owners, notifying them of the upcoming soil borings.

Eversource contractors are scheduled to begin limited tree removal (outside of jurisdictional areas) September 4, with soil borings (outside of jurisdictional areas) beginning September 6.

In addition, their contractors will be submitting police detail requests to support moving equipment onto the MBTA corridor for the soil boring activities. They will also submit street opening permits, proposed traffic management plans, and police detail requests in support of the test pitting activities in the coming weeks.