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.
Saturday, April 30 - Wednesday, May 4
Road closure in Red Deer County
A road closure will be in effect on Range Road 275, south of C&E Trail for transmission line construction between 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. from Saturday, April 30 until Wednesday, May 4.
No traffic will be permitted to pass during these times.
A detour route will be available on Range Road 280 and Township Road 380.
Lane closures will be in place outside of the hours mentioned above. During this time one lane will be closed to traffic while the remaining lane will alternate allowing traffic to travel north and south. Please note that traffic may still be stopped in both directions for brief periods of time while construction equipment is moved in the area.
We also anticipate that other traffic accommodations, such as flagging and signage, will periodically be in the area throughout May.
This work is part of the Red Deer Area Transmission Reinforcement and is needed to ensure public safety and allow for the safe construction of this project.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.