Project Update: October 13, 2023

Project Update: October 13, 2023


Next week can expect to see construction activity at work sites on Southern Artery. You may also notice intermittent work at various locations along the project route. Please note that contractors are utilizing nights and Saturdays to extend the work week, dewater and expedite construction.

National Grid Gas’ work to replace existing mains along Newport Avenue as has paused for approximately two weeks. When work resumes, you can expect to see activity between 541 and 627 Newport Avenue.

As always, we ask that drivers and pedestrians remain mindful of lane shifts, posted traffic signage, and the direction of police details stationed around these work zones.

For a closer look at the project route, please click here to view our online map.

Week of October 16: Construction Activity

  • Night work: Cable pulling at Southern Artery manhole locations
  • Night work: Cable splicing on Southern Artery to Field Street Substation
    • 24-hour dewatering expected

Week of October 23: Construction Activity

  • Night work: Cable testing at manhole locations along route

Please know that construction is scheduled to minimize the impact on traffic and everyday life; sections of your street will likely only be impacted by the construction for weeks—not years. That said, we understand that construction doesn’t always feel “short-term” when it’s in front of your home or business. As work begins in your area, we will continue to work to mitigate inconveniences that come up to the greatest extent feasible. Please let us know about upcoming deliveries, schedules, and events that could be impacted by work.

For more information on North Quincy Cable Project, please call 1-800-358-3879 or email a member of our team at You can also use the “Contact Us” page of our website to submit any questions, comments, or concerns.

*Please note, due to the complexities of outdoor construction, schedule is subject to change.