The $14 million Lasher Road Substation Project will serve the greater Saratoga New York area by increasing the reliability of electrical service to our residential customers. The Project calls for the construction of a new combined switching and 115/13.2 kilovolt (kV) distribution substation, with associated 115kV line connections, near the intersection of Lasher Road and Randall Road in the Town of Ballston. Once the new station is constructed, National Grid will retire the existing Randall Road Station located at the intersection of Randall Road and Hop City Road. Construction of the substation is expected to commence in 2017.
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During the vegetation clearing phase of the Lasher Road Substation Project, National Grid will employ a variety of Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) techniques. Mechanical clearing, hand cutting, mowing and selective herbicide applications are a few examples of such techniques. This work will be conducted by NYS Department of Conservation-licensed contractors in site specific locations prescribed by the National Grid Forestry staff. The herbicide application – as part of a planned IVM program – will enable National Grid to create stable, low-growing plant communities that require minimal maintenance. The labels for each of the herbicides to be used can be found below.