How long has the utility pole outside our house in the South Natick part of town been a double pole? “Years,” is the best we could come up with.
Why was it there? Who can remember…maybe a winter storm back when there were winter storms around here.
But Eversource, which last year dug up the streets for gas line repairs without warning to most neighbors, showed up out of the blue today with its fancy trucks. Within an hour or so it had yanked that sucker out of the ground after the crew loosened it with their manual tools.
That pole was dancing in mid-air.
This follows last week’s excitement when the town of Natick removed a giant stump across the street that had also been there for “years.”
The neighborhood’s going up, as my wife likes to say.
As for those of you along South Main Street, well, maybe there’s hope.
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Bruce Evans says
Through Town Administration, the Select Board has been vigorously pressuring EverSource to remove the double poles in Natick, especially on South Main St. To say, it’s a long, arduous process would be a gross understatement. EverSource crews made progress on So. Main St., there are some poles that still need relocation, but most are done. The goal is to finish So. Main St. & pave it this coming spring.
Bob Brown says
Thanks for the update Bruce. Eversource works in mysterious ways. When they dug up the streets in the neighborhood last year, a few people got notices, but most intelligence on the project had to be gleaned from the contractors on the job. The town of Natick (including DPW) wasn’t able to shed any light on what was going on when we reached out, though was glad to hear from the town recently about its plans for repaving etc of the neighborhood in a few years.