The map above shows only a high-level view of the routes. Please click on the link above for a more detailed view or download our maps below.
Updated January 3, 2013
In summer 2012, the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) held a public hearing in Red Deer to consider AltaLink’s application to construct and operate the Western Alberta Transmission Line. On December 6, 2012 the AUC approved the majority of the preferred route submitted by AltaLink.
The AUC has also:
• approved the Crossfield Tie Option
• directed AltaLink to use tubular structures for a portion of the route east of the Gleniffer Reservoir
• directed AltaLink to investigate a minor adjustment near where the route crosses Highway #2 east of Crossfield
Please click here to visit the AUC's website for details of the decision.
We will work with landowners and other stakeholders in the Crossfield area to identify route options with the lowest overall impact. We will provide alternate route options to the AUC for consideration.
Click here to view a map with the approved route, including the alterations noted above and the route options rejected by the AUC.
Updated January 11, 2013.
Depending on where you are in relation to the project, you may see or hear:
We expect construction will take about two years and the line will be in service in the spring of 2015. We will continue to communicate with landowners during the construction phase to provide the most up-to-date information.
|Winter/Spring 2010||First stage of consultation - included open houses, information centres and one-on-one consultation as requested by stakeholders.|
|Spring 2010||Used stakeholder feedback to refine potential routes.|
|Summer/Fall 2010||Second stage of consultation - included open houses, information centres and one-on-one consultation with stakeholders who have property or reside on or directly adjacent to the refined route options.|
|Fall 2010||Used stakeholder feedback to help us identify preferred and alternate route options.|
|December 2010||Notified stakeholders of preferred and alternate routes.|
|March 2011||Filed application with the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC).|
|Spring 2011||Land negotiation along the preferred route began.|
|Spring 2011 to Spring 2012||AUC process: the AUC will review our application for completeness, schedule and notify stakeholders of the project hearing, conduct the hearing and can either approve, approve with conditions or deny the application.|
|June to July 2012||AUC hearing|
|December 2012||AUC approved the majority of the preferred route submitted in AltaLink's application|
|Winter 2013||Construction start date|
|Spring 2015||Anticipated construction completion date|