CLARIFICATION - The power line project that will be crossing Kimbles Road in Palmyra Township, Pike County, is a re-building of an existing transmission line, Alana Roberts, PPL Regional Affairs Director. The project is not related to another, proposed line project PPL Electrical Utilities is calling Project Compass.

CLARIFICATION - The power line project that will be crossing Kimbles Road in Palmyra Township, Pike County, is a re-building of an existing transmission line, Alana Roberts, PPL Regional Affairs Director. The project is not related to another, proposed line project PPL Electrical Utilities is calling Project Compass.
Palmyra Township officials discussed what impact expected line work would have on Kimbles Road, which was rebuilt within the last few years after PPL completed the Susquehanna-Roseland transmission line project was completed in the area. The Township required a bond to pay for any damage to the road from the heavy construction trucks.
Roberts said that the project that is to cross the area is a re-build of the 69 KV Blooming Grove line. Older, wooden utility poles are being replaced with steel poles, to meet current standards. Extensive, future maintenance is expected to be reduced by the upgrade.
The section in question to be upgraded also extends through a portion of Palmyra Township (Wayne) and into Blooming Grove Township.
Paul Wirth, spokesman for PPL Electric Utilities, stressed that Project Compass, referred to at the Township meeting, is still only a proposal for a transmission line, and the route has not been decided. PPL released an initial announcement about this proposed project over a year ago, but nothing new has occurred since that time, Wirth said. Should the project proceed further, public meetings would be announced, he said.