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Rockland County, We Heard You

Since the introduction of the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE), North Rockland County communities and residents have expressed concerns about the project's permitted route between Stony Point and Clarkstown. These concerns primarily relate to CHPE's potential impact on recreation fields, homes and Stony Point's historic battlefield and Revolutionary War Cemetery.

TDI has been meeting with local leaders, businesses, residents, environmental advocates and others to gather input.

This input has been used to design a modified route that TDI will propose to Federal and State authorities.

Why is CHPE in Rockland County

The approved route requires CHPE to exit the Hudson River near Stony Point in order to bypass the environmentally sensitive Haverstraw Bay Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitat.

Due to this Federal and State regulatory requirement, the permitted route requires TDI to install the cables for approximately seven miles within the CSX Railroad rights of way through Stony Point, Haverstraw, the Village of Haverstraw and the Village of West Haverstraw and within State Route 9W in the Village of Clarkstown.

We Heard You

TDI is considering a new route for CHPE through Rockland County.

Based on community feedback, we reviewed 15 potential alternative routes on both sides of the Hudson River. TDI's preferred option is to install the buried cables along State Route 9W. This route avoids historic properties, recreation areas, and the waterfront by:

  • Exiting the river in the vicinity of the Tilcon quarry in Stony Point
  • Traveling underground to Route 9W
  • Continuing beneath the roadway to Clarkstown
  • Re-entering the Hudson River in Clarkstown

What We Have Done

TDI has been meeting with leaders and residents to listen and keep them informed of the proposed route. In addition to addressing previous concerns, community leaders want assurances that the residents and businesses of North Rockland will benefit from any inconveniences related to the construction of the project.

TDI has heard this request loud and clear.

What We Will Do

TDI is undertaking a broad public outreach program, which will include informational events, in order to ensure that everyone's voice can be heard in regard to the proposed route changes. TDI must also obtain approvals from State and Federal regulatory agencies for this modified route.

Click on the map below to view the Rockland County route map.

Rockland County route map

Next Steps

As the modified route design progresses, TDI will conduct an underground utilities survey program along 9W. This survey activity will begin on October, 16 2017. For more information about the survey program, please visit our survey page.

For More Information

TDI will provide factual information, and communicate openly with all members of the North Rockland Community.

To review answers to questions already posed by project stakeholders, please visit the Q&A page.

To set up a meeting, learn more or share your thoughts about CHPE, please contact Jennifer Laird-White at Jennifer.White@transmissiondevelopers.com.

Or, call her at 914-282-3068.