The officials who will rule on the huge power line proposed for this region are tentatively set to visit potential New York Regional Interconnect sites the third week in April, and perhaps the first week in May, according to the Public Service Commission.
A glimpse of the local stops for the PSC's administrative law judges underlines the scope of the 10-story-tall line that would start in Utica and end in New Windsor.
The judges' visit, which includes primary and alternate routes, starts near the Delaware River, along Route 97 above Long Eddy in Sullivan County. The judges pass through every Sullivan town except Fallsburg and Neversink before stopping at Route 209 and the D&H Canal Park.
They then head into Orange County, to ground zero of NYRI opposition in Otisville, before making stops at the Galleria mall and the 190-mile-long line's ending point, Rock Tavern, near New Windsor.
An overnight stay in Middletown is planned.
The PSC will issue a final ruling on NYRI the first week in August, a spokeswoman said.