A roughly $38-million plan for a new United Illuminating substation in Shelton has been proposed by the power company, and construction could start in July if the proposal receives state approval.

The Connecticut Siting Council has scheduled public hearings on the application this Thursday, Jan. 17, at 3 p.m. and  7 p.m. at Shelton City Hall.

The substation would take up roughly two acres of a six-acre site at 14 Old Stratford Road. The six-acre property has Route 8 to the east, Pootatuck Place on its western side, and to the north, Far Mill River. Until the 1990s it was used by the Lord Corp. for the manufacture of O-rings and seals, according to UI.

Click here to read coverage in The Shelton Herald.

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