Northern Pass is continuing its buying of land in the North Country and has recently surpassed $14 million in purchases, according to a review of Coos County property records.

Meanwhile, Northern Pass officials said they are moving closer to declaring a route for the 1,200-megawatt, $1.1 billion hydroelectric transmission line being proposed by Hydro-Quebec and Northeast Utilities, the parent company of Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH).

About 40 miles of new right-of-way in Coos County is being sought.

According to a press statement released Tuesday on the Northern Pass web site, “Northeast Utilities executives today expressed confidence that the Northern Pass project is on track and moving forward.

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