Middletown-Norwalk Permitting

Middletown-Norwalk Permitting

Location: Southwestern Connecticut

Client: Connecticut Light & Power

Completion Date: 2008

Under a program management agreement with Connecticut Light & Power Co. (CL&P), Burns & McDonnell provided land acquisition services for the Middletown|Norwalk (M|N) 345-kV transmission project. The project included acquiring permanent easements and temporary construction easements for 45 miles of overhead line and for off-street splice vaults approximately every 1,600 feet along 24 miles of underground line.

  • Access agreements
  • Property valuation
  • Easement document and drawing preparation
  • Negotiations with property owners
  • Recording of legal documents
  • Condemnation support
  • Construction coordination

The electrical transmission system bottleneck in southwest Connecticut was an expensive reliability threat to the state. After years of thorough research and planning, the Connecticut Siting Council unanimously approved the M|N project as the most technically feasible, environmentally sound and cost-effective way to bring the state's electric transmission system up to reliability standards.

The project extends the reliability benefits and operational efficiencies of a 345-kV transmission backbone from Middletown to Norwalk, with 45 miles of overhead line and 24 miles of underground line.

The project crosses 18 cities and towns including Middletown, Haddam, Durham, Middlefield, Meriden, Wallingford, Cheshire, Hamden, Bethany, Woodbridge, Orange, West Haven, Milford, Stratford, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Westport and Norwalk.

  • Overhead easements: 65 properties
  • Underground easements: 115 properties