Crews removing last of Sachuest Point utility poles

Third Beach Road in Middletown runs along one of the state's most scenic beaches to Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge. The Providence Journal/Peter C.T. Elsworth

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (WPRI) – Crews are removing the last of the utility poles on Sachuest Point, near Second Beach in Middletown.

It caps off a project to bury power cables underground along the scenic area of shoreline.

On Friday morning, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse took part in a ceremony at the Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, marking the last phase of the project.