PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ National Grid says it's on schedule with a $2.6-million project to move and update gas and electric service utilities on land freed up by the relocation of Route 195 in Providence.
Work started in April and is projected to be finished in the fall of 2014. About 19 acres in Providence are set aside for development on the former Route 195 land.
Not far away, National Grid faces an even tougher problem: what to do about a substation adjacent to a decommissioned power station that The Providence Journal reports will be used by Brown University, Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island say for classrooms, offices, apartments and a parking garage.
National Grid spokesman David Graves said there have been some preliminary discussions with the developers, but no agreements have been reached.