Energy Facility Siting Board OKs relocation of power lines along Providence, East Providence shoreline

OVERHEAD POWER LINES that currently cross the Seekonk River at India Point Park to East Providence waterfront will be rerouted to cross the river south of the Washington Bridge. / COURTESY THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
OVERHEAD POWER LINES that currently cross the Seekonk River at India Point Park to East Providence waterfront will be rerouted to cross the river south of the Washington Bridge. / COURTESY THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
WARWICK – The R.I. Energy Facility Siting Board approved a plan to relocate overhead transmission lines that currently have lattice towers in India Point Park and the Tockwotton waterfront in East Providence, the board announced Thursday. The new approved configuration would reroute the lines slightly north so that the lines will cross the Seekonk River…

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  1. This is awful, so the plan is to cut it through more of India Point Park and then run it parallel and right next to the linear park bike path and also add overhead lines from the substation across the marina, hot club to a new tower. In what world does this make sense?