Pedestrian Traffic Advisory

Although police details are always present to facilitate both vehicle and pedestrian traffic management, we ask that those on foot exercise caution when approaching these active work areas to minimize risks to personal safety, and to avoid any interference with construction.

For a detailed project timeline and updates on when you can expect construction in your neighborhood, click here.

How to file a claim for property damage:

The general public may file a claim by contacting the McCourt Claim Hotline at 617-939-5217. This hotline number is posted on a message board located at the active work site. The public may also contact McCourt Construction's main office and refer any concerns to the McCourt Safety Department at 617-269-2330.

Are you affected?

National Grid’s Salem Cable Project will improve Salem’s energy infrastructure by replacing aging cable transmission lines that provide power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses in the region. The Salem Cable Project’s construction phase will begin in January of 2015.

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The Timeline

  • Feb 2015 – June 2016

    Construction at Canal Street and Salem Harbor Substations for new cable termination structures and equipment

  • Feb 2015 – Dec 2015

    Ductbank and manhole installation and temporary pavement restoration

  • Nov 2015 – May 2016

    Cable installation, pulling, splicing, and testing

  • Oct 2015 – June 2016

    Cutover and energizing of new S and T cables

  • Nov 2015 – Apr 2016

    Removal of existing S and T cables

  • Mar 2016 – June 2016

    Final restoration of new cable route

Technical Details

In recent years, it has become clear that to meet the regional demand for electricity, National Grid must update our cables in the City of Salem.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions: How long will the installation take? How can I stay updated on project progress and news?

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Community Connect

As we work to construct the new cables quickly and safely, we plan to act as good neighbors: making every possible effort to keep you updated and maintaining an open and proactive dialogue.

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