The spray painting, first yellow, then pink, has transformed the pavement of at least one South Natick neighborhood in recent weeks.
Another traffic calming art project, we wondered at first? A plein air event?
Deciphering the hieroglyphics has made clear this is the work of Eversource, and that’s been confirmed by contractors caught yellow- and pink-handed surveying the neighborhood. They’ve said the gas mains will be dug up, that connections to homes will be replaced, that meters might get shuffled around…but they don’t work directly for Eversource.
Eversource apparently did send vague notifications to some neighbors. We didn’t make the cut, but have reached out to the utility by phone. Customer service was nice, but unable to secure any info. They told us to try the town, so we have.
Now we brace for whatever is ahead. We’ve been told unofficially it could be messy. It could go on for weeks or months. We don’t doubt that work needs to be done. We’re hoping they can sync up the racket with nearby landscapers.
Meanwhile, the town of Natick has been working with Eversource to try to wrap up a number of on-and-on-and-ongoing projects across the community. You can catch the ins and outs of that via a recording of the Natick Select Board Meeting on May 4, about 1 hour, 3 minutes in.
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