On Tuesday May 10th Jim Gish who is a 23 year resident of Sudbury and serves as the Director of Environmental Outreach for Protect Sudbury, presented to members of the Chamber of Commerce and residents of Sudbury the Eversource proposal to construct a new 115-kilovolt (kV) transmission line between Sudbury and Hudson, Ma and the negative effects it will have on the town.
The Protect Sudbury mission is to prevent the installation of high voltage transmission lines through Sudbury by building awareness, by recruiting and organizing thousands of concerned neighbors, business owners and friends and by obtaining their support.
The proposed project would run a new line between the Eversource substation in Sudbury, near Buddy Dog on route 20, and the Hudson Light and Power substation in Hudson, passing through our neighborhoods, our business district, and conservation lands of Sudbury, Marlborough, Stow, and Hudson.
This project would consist of 8.9 miles of both overhead and underground line. The 7.6-mile overhead portion would be located within an existing Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) railroad bed that runs through Historic Districts, Sudbury neighborhoods as well Conservation areas. The underground portion is proposed for Hudson only. The above ground portion will be built on monopoles 75’ to 105’ tall.
Tuesday nights event was well attended and very informative. To learn more about Protect Sudbury and the Eversource project, please visit www.ProtectSudbury.org. We invite you to learn more about the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce. Please visit our website, www.Sudbury.org or email us.
Below is a map of the proposed project: