National Grid: Construction on rebuild project in New York anticipated to begin ‘on or about’ Aug. 1

The project is anticipated to conclude in June 2021, according to a construction commencement notice that the company filed on July 11

Niagara Mohawk Power d/b/a National Grid on July 11 filed with the New York State Public Service Commission a construction commencement notice saying that it anticipates that it will begin site preparation and construction of its Clay-DeWitt & Clay-Teall Rebuild Project on or about Aug. 1.

According to the notice, the project consists of relocating, as well as selectively reconductoring and rebuilding, an approximately 13-mile portion of the company’s existing 115-kV Line 3 starting at the Clay substation in the Town of Clay, N.Y., and existing 115-kV Line 10 that presently runs for about 16 miles from the Clay substation to the Teall substation in the Town of Salina, N.Y.

The notice said that the existing lines presently travel a distance of about 13 miles parallel to each other on the same right of way (ROW), the width of which varies from 80 feet to 300 feet.

The notice also said that the project consists of replacing the conductor on the existing lines with new higher capacity conductor, replacing or modifying a majority of the structures associated with the existing lines, relocating some of the existing lines within the ROW, and relocating other portions of the existing lines to a different ROW corridor.

Most of the rebuilt or relocated project lines will be supported by either weathering steel, monopole, phase-over-phase double-circuit structures, or weathering steel, single-circuit, delta davit arm suspension structures, according to the notice.

The project is anticipated to conclude in June 2021, the notice said.

According to the project’s website, the project is designed to help strengthen the electric grid in central New York to avoid disruption of electrical service.