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I recall this issue coming up a couple years ago too. My hunch then and likely still a good guess, is that the brush cutting allows access to the overhead power lines in that area you mentioned. I wish it were more than that, like related to service on the line, but unlikely. At the Summit Street crossing there has been a large utility/power pole installed within the right of way sometime within the last few years, so that alone prevents any hope for movement.