NECA Contractor teams with GC: Skanska McCourt LLC, Boston, MA
The phased project first entailed de-energizing all existing toll plazas and
lights, and providing temporary lighting feeds to allow for safe demolition
of the toll plazas. Pre-construction planning and investigative work were
integral to the project as the contractor isolated all electrical areas to toll
plazas before de-energizing and demolition work could begin.
NECA Boston contractor, Dagle Electrical Construction Corp., based in Wilmington, MA, has completed the MassDOT Toll Plaza Lighting project on I-90 (MassPike), from Boston to the New York border. The elaborate infrastructure project encompassed all electrical work associated with the installation of all new upgraded electrical infrastructure and LED light poles for all reconfigured exit ramps on the MassPike. All pole and lighting installations were completed in late October 2017 and the final electrical cutover, at Exit 7 in Ludlow, MA, was completed on January 10, 2018. Dagle Electrical provided all cutover work, working in tandem with utility companies, National Grid and Eversource. As the utility companies put in new, upgraded infrastructure, the contractor provided cutover, allowing the new lights to go online. Senior Project Manager Rich Kaiser, Project Manager Tony Akoury, and Foreman John Culhane have managed the multi-year project. IBEW Local 103 crews worked on the project from Boston to Weston; Local 96 crews provided installations from Framingham to Sturbridge; and Local 7 crews worked in western Massachusetts.