Duke Energy holds open house to speak with community about proposed 14-mile transmission line

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Duke Energy Progress is planning to construct a new transmission line in hopes of enhancing the city of Jacksonville.

The company is investing 37 million dollars to construct a new sub-station and 14-mile transmission line from Grant’s Creek to Jacksonville.

At Thursday’s open house, opened until 7 pm at the Jacksonville Conference Center, folks can give input on helping the company decide which line of about eight proposed lines would be best fit for the community.

“Only one route from the routes that are displayed tonight will actually be selected so this is important to get this input from the public and property owners to help us make our decision,” said Jeff Brooks, a spokesman for Duke Energy Progress.

About 1300 homes or properties are located on these potential routes and those folks have received letters to come out and voice their opinion, but Duke Energy also wants to hear from others in the community.

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