Red Deer Area Transmission Development

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.

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755L construction 

Construction for the 755L transmission line began in February 2016. For an overview of what you can expect during construction, please read our construction newsletter and view the project map.

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.

Pathway closures

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.

Traffic controls

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.  




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