The New Jersey Office of Administrative Law has scheduled a public hearing on Jersey Central Power & Light’s petition concerning its proposed Monmouth County Reliability Project to be held on Jan. 25 in Middletown, N.J., according to a public notice posted on the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities’ website.
According to the notice, the project involves building a new 230-kV transmission line between New Jersey Transit’s (NJT) existing Aberdeen substation, located in Aberdeen Township, and NJT’s existing Red Bank substation, located in Red Bank, both located in Monmouth County, N.J. The project also involves associated upgrades to JCP&L’s Taylor Lane substation, located in Middletown, the notice said.
According to the notice, the preferred route for the project begins at the NJT Aberdeen substation and heads in a general east-southeast direction along the NJT North Jersey coast line, generally within the NJT railroad right of way. About 0.2 miles east-southeast from the NJT Aberdeen substation, the project crosses Lloyd Road, leaving Aberdeen Township and entering Hazlet Township, and continues for about 0.78 miles, crossing the Garden State Parkway and Beers Street, the notice said.
Continuing in an east-southeast direction, the project proceeds about 0.38 miles and crosses Holmdel Road, and about 0.2 miles after crossing Holmdel Road, the project crosses Hazlet Avenue, continuing in an east-southeast direction. The notice further stated that about 0.39 miles after the intersection with Hazlet Road, the project crosses Bethany Road, entering Holmdel Township, and proceeds 1.24 miles, crossing Centerville Road, and then continues another 0.15 miles in a southeast direction, crossing Laurel Avenue, and entering Middletown Township, about 0.66 miles thereafter.
About 0.31 miles after the intersection with Laurel Avenue, the project would turn north and proceed about 0.20 miles, and would loop into and out of JCP&L’s Taylor Lane substation. About 0.97 miles from the loop to the Taylor Lane substation, the project continues southeast and crosses Red Hill Road, the notice added. From that point, about 0.21 miles after Red Hill Road, the project heads in a south-southeast direction and crosses Church Street about 0.18 miles thereafter. About 1.36 miles after the Church Street crossing, and continuing in a south-southeast direction, the project crosses Normandy Road, and proceeds 0.28 miles, crossing Oak Hill Road. From that point, the notice added, the project continues about 1.24 miles, crossing Navesink River Road, entering Red Bank Borough, and continues south-southeast for about 0.60 miles, crossing the Navesink River and West Front Street.
The project continues about 0.52 miles through the Borough of Red Bank, crossing Shrewsbury Avenue, Bridge Avenue, Monmouth Street, Oakland Street, and Chestnut Street, and terminates at the NJT Red Bank substation, the notice said.
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