Gateway West project discussion continues

Credit: Paul Boehlke/ KTVB

Gateway West project discussion continues

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by KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 25 at 3:37 PM

BOISE -- The discussion continued Tuesday night on the proposed Gateway West project that would run 1,100 miles of transmission lines through southern Idaho and Wyoming.

Tuesday night, dozens who might have the high-voltage lines running through their neighborhoods came out to the open house discussion in Kuna to get a better look at where the project is planning to run.

The project proposal comes from Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power.

In Kuna, there are a couple of options on where the lines would go.

Some say they want the lines further from their town.

"One route does pass through Snake River Birds of Prey, but it follows an existing power cord where one already exists. I can't see where there'd be a lot of additional impacts over one line already there to the raptors and birds of prey," said Kuna resident Tom Zimmerman.

The furthest point west in this project is at a substation south of Melba.

Here is a list of future meetings:

  • May 8, 2013    4:00-7:00 p.m.      Murphy, ID                      Owyhee County Museum
  • May 9, 2013    5:00-8:00 p.m.      Melba, ID                        Melba High School
  • May 13, 2013  4:00-7:00 p.m.      Twin Falls, ID                Red Lion Canyon Springs Inn
  • May 14, 2013  4:00-7:00 p.m.      Burley, ID                       Best Western Burley Inn and Convention Center

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