Station Three: Route Alternatives

Opportunities and Constraints

Existing and planned land use and visual resources data were used to identify areas that are most suitable for construction of the proposed 115kV transmission lines. The map below illustrates a composite of all the opportunities and constraints within the Project study area. Opportunity areas including following existing transmission lines and major roadways are shown in blue. Areas with low sensitivity including industrial or undeveloped areas are shown in green, areas with moderate sensitivity such as commercial areas or business parks are shown in yellow, and areas with high sensitivity such as residential areas are shown in red. This initial analysis helped determine:

  • Locations that minimize impacts to sensitive resource areas (e.g., existing residences, schools, etc.)
  • Locations that maximize the use of existing siting opportunities (e.g., existing transmission lines, roads, canals, etc.)