Central Corridor Gas Pipeline Project Schedule

PROJECT TIMELINE

While this project has been part of Duke Energy's long-term plan for more than 15 years, the timing and project details were developed through a comprehensive study completed in 2015. Preliminary routes were selected in early 2016. In August 2017, Duke Energy requested a delay in OPSB's procedural schedule to allow more time to conduct additional environmental investigations along the alternate route. In April 2018, Duke restarted its amended application with the OPSB.

Project Milestones Completed

  • February 2016: Met with community leaders along routes.
  • March and June 2016: Held three public open houses.
  • July 2016: Met with Hamilton County leadership in public meeting.
  • September 2016: Submitted OPSB application.
  • January 2017: Held fourth public open house.
  • Winter/Spring 2017: Continued design and surveying/soil borings. OPSB resumed review of Duke Energy's application.
  • June 2017: OPSB held public hearing at UC Blue Ash.
  • March, 2019: OPSB holds public hearing at UC Blue Ash.

Anticipated Future Milestones

  • April 2019: OPSB holds adjudicatory hearing in Columbus.
  • Summer 2019: OPSB issues permit to construct the pipeline.
  • Summer 2019: Easement negotiations begin.
  • Spring/Summer 2020: Start construction.
  • Fall 2021: Complete construction.
  • Spring 2022: Complete restoration.
Construction may span 14-16 months, but individual properties will be affected for a much shorter time period – likely three to six weeks or less, depending on the size of the property.
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