Chestnut and Cedar Streets - Scenic Road Permit




In accordance with the provisions of the Ashland Scenic Road Bylaw, the Ashland Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on March 3, 2022, at 7:15 PM via Zoom videoconference via, to hear the petition of NSTAR Gas d/b/a Eversource Energy (Eversource) for approval of a Scenic Roads Application for the Hopkinton to Ashland Transfer Line Replacement Project in accordance with Chapter 40, Section 15C of the Massachusetts General Laws and Chapter 249, Section 20 of the Town of Ashland Code.

The project will replace approximately 3.71 miles of existing 6-inch-diameter steel natural gas pipe with 12-inch-diameter steel natural gas pipe in the Towns of Hopkinton and Ashland, Massachusetts. Approximately 2.6 miles of the Project are located in the Town of Ashland. The replacement pipeline will cross beneath two scenic roads, Chestnut Street and Cedar Street, within Eversource’s existing pipeline easement. The Project will temporarily disturb existing stone walls along Chestnut Street and Cedar Street within the existing easement during the installation of the replacement pipeline.

Parties wishing to be heard on this matter should submit comments to the Planning Board ahead of time and/or appear at the time and place indicated above. Materials may be viewed at or at Town Hall by appointment during normal business hoursFor more information or to submit comments, please contact Peter Matchak at (508) 532-7927 or at



Tricia Kendall, Chair

Ashland Planning Board

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