National Grid Gas Pipeline Project in Sandwich On Schedule

national gridSANDWICH – National Grid’s pipeline installation project along Service Road in Sandwich is on schedule.

That’s according to the town’s Public Works Director Paul Tilton who told selectmen last month that 350 feet of 20 inch high pressure pipeline has been placed in the ground.

“National Grid is looking at completing this project by about this time next year,” said Tilton. “They do some final testing and if all goes well for them, they hope to be wrapping up by next Christmas.”

DPW crews and the tree warden have inspected the progress along the pipeline each day and Tilton said he meets with residents living next to the pipeline.

The pipeline is expected to carry natural gas in new volume in mid-Cape towns to National Grid customers.

The controversial project drew protests from Service Road homeowners and nearby residents.

Although the project was not stopped, National Grid launched a review and updated its vegetation restoration plan.

Tilton said the utility company has been cooperating well with the town.

“They’ve been very responsive to our requests and I know they’re very diligent in keeping the area clean, and also working with the abutters as far as a vegetation and mitigation plan is concerned, and trying to meet their needs as well,” said Tilton.

By JUSTIN SAUNDERS, CapeCod.com Newscenter

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