A new set of property owners in Hopewell Township have recently started receiving “introduction” letters from the property managers for the PennEast Pipeline company. Dated mid-December, PennEast’s letter has been notifying a new set of residents about a potential new portion of its proposed route through Hopewell Township. Of particular interest to followers of the PennEast project, the revised route now under consideration apparently would follow and co-locate along an existing electric power transmission right-of-way.
According to the letter, residents should begin to notice surveying work and other pre-construction activity along the right-of way. PennEast also states that the company will “maintain an open and regular dialog over the next several months” with owners and provide “many opportunities for you to learn about the project…”
Based on discussions with property owners receiving the latest round of letters, one route appears to follow the transmission lines on the southern end of the Township between Bear Tavern Road and Jacobs Creek running East to West. Those transmission lines then turn to the Southeast and cross Pennington-Titusville Road and then run roughly parallel to Scotch Road to/through the Township Municipal Complex.
If you have recently received a letter from PennEast, MercerMe would like to hear from you for an upcoming story on the potential revised routes.