AltaLink is proposing to upgrade its transmission system in the Red Deer, Wetaskiwin and Didsbury areas to make sure that residents and businesses continue to have a reliable supply of electricity for years to come.
This project includes:
- upgrading six substations
- rebuilding approximately 75 kilometres of existing transmission lines
- building three new substations
- building approximately 50 kilometres of new transmission lines
- removing approximately 100 kilometres of existing transmission lines
The proposed Red Deer Area Transmission Development is divided into five stages.
- Stage 1 – substation upgrades: upgrading six substations
- Stage 2 – transmission line rebuilds: rebuilding nearly 75 kilometres of existing transmission lines in the Red Deer and Sylvan Lake areas
- Stage 3 – new substations and transmission lines: building new substations near Ponoka, Innisfail and Didsbury and building approximately 50 kilometres of new transmission lines near the substations and east of Lacombe
- Stage 4 – removing existing transmission lines: removing approximately 75 kilometres of transmission line from Wetaskiwin to Lacombe and approximately 25 kilometres of transmission line from Red Deer to Innisfail
- Stage 5 – 166L transmission line rebuild:rebuilding approximately 15 kilometres of existing transmission line and upgrading an existing substation near Didsbury
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Street lane and pathway closures, along with other important project information, can be found on this page during the construction process.
Monday, June 6 - Friday, June 10
Construction near Barrett Drive to east of 30th Avenue
Construction crews will be working from Barrett Drive to north of Southbrook and along 22nd Street towards Vanier Drive. Crews will be removing the transmission line wires from certain structures and will also be continuing to construct foundations for the new transmission structures. The portion of work in this area is anticipated to be completed by June 10.
The pathway from Barrett Drive that continues along the northern edge of Southbrook and east past 40th Avenue, 30th Avenue and Vanier Drive will close periodically while work is taking place for public safety. Pathway users will be directed to alternative options while the main pathway is closed.
Extra traffic controls will be in place near the intersections where 22nd Street meets 30th Avenue and 40th Avenue. Traffic controls will also be in place along 22nd Street. These controls allow us to safely unload, as well as remove, construction equipment and material.
We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we continue work on this project.