The project extends 333 miles from the U.S. — Canadian border to New York City.
Plans call for two, 5-inch diameter cables to be placed underwater or underground. The submarine portions of the preferred route include Lake Champlain and the Hudson River between Albany and Manhattan.
To avoid environmentally sensitive areas such as the PCB clean-up site in the Hudson River, the line will be taken out of Southern Lake Champlain and will follow route 9 and the Canadian Pacific and CSX rail right of ways for 126 miles, re-entering the Hudson River south of Catskill. The line will also exit the Hudson and be buried underground for seven miles to bypass Haverstraw Bay.
The power will be delivered to a converter station that will be built in Astoria Queens.
The Proposed Champlain Hudson Power Express Route
Download an interactive 3-D map of the Proposed Converter Station
Download an interactive Google Earth version of the map of the proposed route