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PSNC plans 13 mile pipeline


(Raleigh, NC) PSNC (Dominion) plans to build a 13-mile natural gas pipeline from southwestern Wake County north toward Durham County, and much of the route could follow the American Tobacco Trail.

The state Board of Transportation agreed this month to grant Dominion Energy an easement to build the 12-inch pipeline in the former railroad corridor that is now a cycling and walking trail known as the ATT. For a one-time payment of $3 million the utility can build and operate the pipeline parallel to the trail from Morrisville Parkway in Cary about 6 miles north through Chatham County to Scott King Road in Durham.

Dominion Energy spokeswoman Persida Montanez says the company has not chosen a final route for the pipeline, which would help provide gas to growing parts of Wake, Chatham and Durham counties. Montanez said the pipeline will run generally from west of Apex to an area southwest of Research Triangle Park.

Dominion Energy hopes to have permits in hand so construction can begin in late September or early October.

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