LIPA moving forward, permitting trails along transmission line right-of-ways

A long-proposed bike and jogging path running along the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) transmission lines in Suffolk County is finally moving forward.

On July 30, County Executive Bellone signed a 25-year agreement reached between the county legislature and LIPA on July 30 that will allow the county right-of-way to utilize the underused land to create a bike and pedestrian trail.

The first phase of the project will focus on a roughly 2.5 mile stretch from Randall Road in Shoreham through the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe’s property to Wading River Manor Road in Wading River.

“It’s not only demonstrating that we can get things done that have some complexity or difficulty to it, but because we need to take advantage of the amazing assets that we have here in a way that leverages a great quality of life and sustains a great economic downtown,” Bellone said of the project. 

Read more in in the Port Jefferson Patch

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