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DEVENS — The Devens Enterprise Commission has voted to discontinue the extension of Cavite Street past Bates Street that formerly connected to the former Gillette Co. site.

Officials say the road became obsolete when Saratoga Boulevard was built, servicing the former distribution and warehouse space at 66 Saratoga Blvd.

The road was declared a “public way” when MassDevelopment purchased Cavite and the other roadways on the former Army base. No meets or bounds were formally drafted for them all. But that’s in the works, while efforts are afoot to clear the books of roads no longer in use.

Bates and Auman streets have both formally accepted as rights-of-way and a MassDevelopment engineer said he’d be back within a couple months to seek formal acceptance of the reconfigured Cavite Street layout.

For about five years, the Cavite Street extension off Bates Street has been blocked off with jersey barriers, said MassDevelopment engineer John Marc-Aurele. He said there was also a new substation built at the end of Cavite Street last summer, with berms constructed all around and using a portion of the street as a driveway to access the substation, further cutting off Cavite Street as a through way.

“We’ve talked for some time of taking this portion of Cavite off the books,” said Marc-Aurele. Open tracts of land on either side of the discontinued road may eventually become open space or soccer fields, said Marc-Aurele said. MassDevelopment proposes preserving a right to access the land for further use via the discontinued portion of Cavite.

By discontinuing the street length, an easement is proposed to cross a portion by Bates Street if and when a new housing development is approved at the intersection for a 12-unit development proposed by Net Zero LLC of Boston. The developer seeks the right to cross over a piece of the discontinued road to provide parking for two of the 12 units.

“When the Net Zero project came up, it seemed like a good idea to take care of old business,” said Marc-Aurele. After serving out its original purpose of providing access to the Gillette plant, Marc-Aurele said the stretch has “basically become a nuisance street.”