Maps: Route differences and HDD Impacts in NJ


This post shows the differences between the February 2016 route and the September 2016 route, and also the new HDD site impacts from the September 2016 route.

This post covers NJ.  There will be a followup for PA.  I’ll also be covering access road impacts in a separate post as well.

In these posts the bright pink line with the milepost numbers is the February 2016 route. In some cases we include the 400′ survey corridor for that as well.

The new September 2016 route shows the actual ROW in faded pink and orange, and temporary work spaces in cyan.

Hopewell NJ Scotch Road HDD Site Impact

This shows the HDD setup site south of 546 near Scotch Road.  These HDD impact pictures show you that HDD isn’t “free”.  There’s an impact in large setup spaces that are clear cut.


Hopewell NJ Scotch Road HDD Site Impact 2

The other end of the impacts.


Hopewell NJ Bear Tavern Road change

The route is moved slightly south.


Hopewell NJ Baldpate Mountain HDD site impact

They’re going to clearcut that big cyan square for the HDD under Pleasant Valley Road/Moores Creek.


Hopewell NJ Baldpate HDD Impact 2

This is the other end of the Baldpate HDD site, in the middle of wetlands.


West Amwell NJ Old Route 518 Change

Here the route is shifts to the East about 150 feet on the southern portion of the map, and 50′ to the west on the top portion.  This helps PennEast impact two houses more directly, and also causes maximal tree cutting damage in the area.


West Amwell NJ Suez water site

The route is shifted approximately 50′ to the west here, resulting in even more tree cutting on steep slopes and wetlands impacts.  At least it’s a little further from the Swan Creek Reservoir dam.  It also appears to still cut the water pipe.


West Amwell NJ Route 179

The route is now about 150′ east of the previous one


Delaware Township NJ Brockville Hollow Road HDD Site

This documents the new HDD entry/exit point for the Brockville Hollow site and associated route change.


Delaware Township NJ Lower Creek Road HDD Site  Impact

Another new HDD site, this one is Lower Creek Road.


Delaware Township NJ Rosemont Ringoes Road HDD Impact

The other end of the HDD site from above and associated route change.


Delaware Township NJ Sanford Road HDD Site

A huge impact from HDD entry/exit on a farm house on Sanford Road.


Delaware Township NJ Hewitt Road HDD Impact

The other end of the above HDD work.


Kingwood Township NJ South of Featherbed Lane HDD Impact

Site impact in cyan below Featherbed Lane.


Kingwood NJ Kingwood Lockdown Road new Impacts

Huge construction zone taking out trees south of Kingwood Lockdown Road.


Kingwood NJ North o Kingwood Lockdown Road HDD Impact

Impact site from HDD entry/exit and associated route change


Kingwood NJ Kingwood Road/519 HDD site impact

Another HDD site impact


Holland Township NJ  Milford Warren Glen Road/519 HDD Site Impact

New HDD and associated route change


Holland NJ Reigelsville Milford Road

Route 75′-100′ north of previous route


Holland NJ Route 627 Route variation

One of the biggest changes in NJ, the route has moved North about 1,300 feet.  PennEast keeps waffling between these routes here.  It is clear there is NO good route through this very sensitive and difficult area and PennEast’s constant waffling indicates this.

It also shows PennEast’s statements of “no new landowners” are impacted is false.  The route here is completely different from the prior one.


Holland NJ Gilbert and Elizabethtown Interconnect Closeup

A closeup of the Gilbert generating plant area.  The lateral is now completely different from the previous one.


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Mike Spille

I'm a thinker, an analyzer, a synthesizer. Maybe not in that order. I live in West Amwell NJ with my wife Kristina, our two kids Day and Z, our two dogs Fern and Cinna, and three cats Ponce de Leon, Oliver, and Doolittle.

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