Short-Term Construction Begins Week of May 24

Short-Term Construction Begins Week of May 24


As you’re likely aware the North Quincy Cable Project is the replacement of the115-kV underground electric transmission cable system located between National Grid’s North Quincy Substation and National Grid’s Field Street Substation. Originally installed in 1973, the existing cables are nearing the end of their service life and need to be replaced. Replacement of these aging cables will improve electric reliability for our area customers, and minimize maintenance and repair costs, providing the capacity to meet growing electric energy needs.

For the past year National Grid has been working closely with city officials, and other local stakeholders in the planning of this important infrastructure project. In order to mitigate community impacts to the greatest extent feasible, we have received approval to expedite our construction schedule on a small portion of the project route between Stratton Way and the North Quincy Substation.

Under our expedited schedule for the abovementioned section of the project route, construction is expected begin during the week of May 24. While this work is ongoing you can expect to see construction activity on Newport Avenue around Stratton Way, West Squantum Street, and the privately owned parking lot between 100 and 150 Newport Avenue Extension. Please note that construction on all other sections of the project route will not take place until 2022.

For more information on upcoming construction, please call 1-800-358-3879 or email our team at