PennEast has come out with a new map of the proposed location of the proposed 113.8 mile 36-inch pipe spanning from Luzerne County, PA to Mercer County, NJ.
The Hopewell Township portion, at 9.6 approximate miles, is the third biggest stretch, within the 29 affected municipalities, with the longest in Bear Creek Township at 10.4 miles followed by Kidder Township at 10.1 miles.
Primarily, the changes to the route within Mercer County, are minor tweaks except for the terminus, where the pipeline will connect to an existing one on Blackwell Road in Pennington (technically Hopewell Township).
On the close-up map below of the terminus, the prior route is marked in green (the March 2015 proposed route) and the current route is marked in red (the July 2015 proposed route).
From the updated maps, it appears that the pipeline would still go through the Ted Stiles Preserve on Baldpate Mountain despite Mercer County’s recent decision to rescind access previously granted to PennEast to conduct test boring drilling on the mountain.