Over the next two weeks, representatives from National Grid will be visiting Yarmouth neighborhoods. The purpose of the visit, according to a Yarmouth police release, is to provide residents with information about the Mid Cape Main Replacement.
The two representatives will be visiting neighborhoods around White's Path, North Main Street, Great Western Road and High Bank Road between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. They will both be carrying identification, the release said.
As part of the project, 18 miles of natural gas distribution main will be replaced. The project is currently in the engineering and design phase. The actual work is expected to begin in April 2017 and be completed in early 2019, according to the National Grid website. The utility decided to replace the mains following inspections in 2014 when it was determined that the current infrastructure may be stressed while operating under high pressure. The pressure throughout the on-Cape system was lowered necessitating the moratorium, according to National Grid.
The National Grid representatives will be handing out informational flyers. The work will begin in Yarmouth and travel into Dennis, Brewster and Harwich. See the Mid Cape route map here. Until the work is complete, there is a moratorium on new or expanded service in Dennis, Harwich, Brewster, Chatham, Orleans and Eastham. Although there is no moratorium in place in Barnstable or Yarmouth, residents and businesses in those towns must have new or added loads approved. Additional information about the moratorium is available on the National Grid website here.
More information about the project is available on the National Grid website or by calling 800-235-0955.