July 15, 2015
Haymarket Town Council passes Resolution #2015-009 opposing the proposed overhead routes for the Dominion Virginia Power Gainesville-Haymarket transmission line and in support of a partially underground "hybrid" route for Dominion Virginia Power's Gainesville-Haymaret Transmission Line
June 24, 2015
Dominion Virginia Power notifies the public of upcoming Public Information Session: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Battlefield High School, Open Area Cafeteria, 15000 Graduation Drive, Haymarket, Virginia 20169
Routes currently under consideration by Dominion Virginia Power can be seen by viewing the detailed maps in the following links:
· I-66 Alternatives ("Hybrid" Overhead/Underground and Overhead options) Detailed Map Set
· Railroad Alternative Detailed Map Set
· Carver Road Alternative Detailed Map Set
· Madison Alternative Detailed Map Set
May 9, 2015
The Coalition to Protect Prince William County is a group of county residents concerned about any overhead proposed routes for the 230kV Transmission Lines. For more information on the Coalition, please visit their website: http://protectpwc.org/
March 30, 2015
Dominion Virginia Power briefs the Haymarket Town Council on the upcoming retrofit of the power poles along Route 55 within the Town of Haymarket. The scope of the project is to switch out the existing poles with poles that are approximately 5 feet more in height than the existing poles to accommodate double-stacking of lines. Please click here for the presentation.
The Town of Haymarket continues to work closely with Dominion Virginia Power regarding the proposed Haymarket transmission lines. Please see the status update from Dominion below:
STATUS UPDATE: Dominion is currently reviewing several alternative routes for this project. Our state regulator, the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC), requires us to submit our application with an exhaustive routing study that looks at all electrically viable solutions as well as route alignments. As such, we are still studying the feasibility of all of our available options to serve this area and therefore have not yet determined a final set of routes to submit for the SCC to review.
We have not set a date to submit our application; however it will likely be after the first quarter of 2015.
We strive to minimize the impacts of all of our projects, particularly those that require new right-of-way, while being sensitive to the interests of the community we have an obligation to serve. We will continue to keep the community and others up-to-date on the progress of our review and will inform them as developments are ready to share. Once we determine the viability of the routes under review, we will host an information session prior to filing our application with the SCC. Contact us if you have questions or would like more information about the proposed Haymarket 230kV Line and Substation project. Let us know if you would like to receive project updates via email. You may also call us directly at 1-888-291-0190.
The Haymarket Town Council has taken an official position with regard to the contemplated routes. Please click here to view the resolution in its entirety.