Detailed maps for the new proposed Northern Pass route are now available on our website. The maps present an aerial view, in approximately one-mile sections, of the entire route. Links to the maps can be found by going to the “In My Town” section of our website and clicking on the individual town pages. Look for the detailed project information by clicking the hyperlink map that is closest to your home.
These new maps offer great detail for landowners interested in learning more about the proposed design of the route and how it relates to their individual property, including:
Please note: structure heights and locations displayed on the detailed maps are subject to change based on the final design of the process and input received from our community and landowner outreach efforts.
Project representatives, including engineers, will be available to review these maps with landowners at our upcoming open house meetings and to collect their feedback and input on our proposed design. Representatives are also available to visit with landowners at their property to discuss the details of our proposal and answer questions.
Each map includes a guide on the various symbols and graphics it contains. Please feel free to contact us with any questions at 1-800-286-7305.
The project team today filed a letter with the U.S. Department of Energy requesting immediate changes to the project’s Presidential Permit application.
The changes are in response to significant concerns we’ve heard from local communities and landowners regarding the potential impact of the line.
In its letter, the project team asks that five alternate route segments be removed from consideration.
The project also requests a 60-day extension of the public comment period in order to explore additional routing options that would be more acceptable to residents and communities.
We recognize that we need to take another look at the routing for the project, particularly in the North Country.
A press release regarding this request is posted here.
A revised project map can be viewed here.
A couple of notable updates to the website:
We’ve redesigned the website’s Maps page so that it is clearer which towns are on the Preferred or Alternative routes (or in some cases, both). The page now also explains what these terms mean. Lastly, Northwood (Alternative) was added to the list of towns. As always, clicking on a town’s name links to a PDF map.
We’ve also replaced the Filings page with a new Documents page, which will include filings, reports, and other major documents. This includes the recent addendum to the project’s DOE application, as discussed at Monday’s meetings in Pittsburg and Clarksville. There, you’ll also find the border crossing map that was included.
Project team members today will provide an update to Select Boards at Pittsburg (4:30pm) and Clarksville (6:00pm). A preferred and two alternative border crossing locations will be included in the discussions.
Detailed information regarding the crossing locations and routes will be posted here on the Journal tomorrow (2/15), following the anticipated filing of an Addendum to the project’s permit application with the US Department of Energy.
28 new town maps were just posted to the Maps page. All of the maps are in PDF format and include a date indicating when they were last updated. The towns include: Ashland, Bath, Bridgewater, Bristol, Campton, Cantebury, Chichester, Deerfield, Dorchester, Epsom, Franklin, Groton, Haverhill, Hill, Holderness, Landaff, Lincoln, Littleton, Loudon, New Hampton, Northfield, Orford, Pembroke, Piermont, Pittsfield, Plymouth, Rumney, and Thorton.