Pipeline Proposal: The latest information and two upcoming meetings

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) invites the public to share their views regarding Duke Energy’s proposed Central Corridor Pipeline Extension Project during an upcoming public hearing. The forum will take place June 15th from 3PM-8PM. It will be held in Room 119 of Muntz Hall at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Neighbors Opposing Pipeline Extension (NOPE) has scheduled a town hall meeting on June 7th at 7:00PM at the Evendale Community Center. The community group will discuss what to expect from the public hearing and how to prepare for it, current updates on the project, and property rights. Everyone is invited. For more information on NOPE, visit NopeCincy.org.  

On May 31st, the Ohio Power Siting Board released its Staff Report of Investigation in regards to Duke Energy's Central Corridor Pipeline Extension Project. In summary, the report recommends the project be certified as meeting the required criteria. It also recommends the alternate route for the pipeline. According to the report, the alternate route will “exit the proposed Highpoint Park Station and extends in a common direction with the Preferred Route, heading west to Conrey Road then south until it crosses Kemper Road. Here, the route diverges from the Preferred Route, heading southwest under I-275 and then west to Reed Hartman Highway. The route next leads south along Reed Hartman Highway until it reaches Glendale-Milford Road. The route then heads west on Glendale-Milford Road to a point near the Norfolk-Southern railroad in Evendale. Here,the route turns in a general southerly direction roughly parallel to the railroad and Reading Road. After crossing under Ronald Regan Highway the line continues to run parallel to the railroad again until it terminates at the Norwood Station at the tie-in to Line V in the area.”

To read the full report and see a map, click here.

In March, the City of Blue Ash filed a motion intervene in the project.

For more information on the pipeline, visit www.OPSB.ohio.gov and search case number 16-253-GA-BTX.