National Grid has two active construction areas in Brookline for which they have asked the Board of Selectmen for Noise ByLaw Waivers. A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, September 5th at approximately 8:45pm during the Selectmen's meeting.
Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Time: Approximately 8:45pm
Location: Selectmen's Hearing Room, 6th Floor, Brookline Town Hall, 333 Washington Street
Public comment will be accepted during this hearing. Comment may also be submitted in writing, advance of the hearing, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
INFORMATION PROVIDED BY NATIONAL GRID (August 31, 2017):
"National Grid would like to request two noise variance extensions due to some obstacles we have run into. One big obstacle was the Comm Ave. bridge project that set us back 3 weeks! The Project on Beacon St is moving along but with all the underground obstructions we have had, slowed things down to the point that we need to take out a section of the existing gas main in order to connect the new main. The extension we are requesting would carry us into November 15, 2017."
Boylston St, Rt 9 remaining work and timeline
600' of gas main
3 main connections
Abandon Gas Main
2 1/2 months until completion
Beacon St remaining work and timeline
Gas main- for the most part is installed wrapping up the valves and end caps
Prep 3- 4" gas services (need before gas-in date)
8 Main connections are being prepared
Schedule to gas in new main 9/18
Looking to complete this project the end of October
Please note that the MBTA has recently being doing maintenance in the same areas as National Grid's Beacon Street project. The MBTA is not required to seek Board of Selectmen approval for a Noise ByLaw waiver for nighttime work, nor are they required to notify abutters of current or future maintenance during nighttime hours.