Why it's important

In September 2013, the Province of B.C. announced that the George Massey Tunnel will be replaced with a new bridge. As one of our transmission lines runs through the tunnel, we need to relocate it. This transmission line is a critical part of our network, supplying power to tens of thousands of customers in Richmond, Delta and other parts of the Lower Mainland.

Some sections of the existing overhead transmission line, running adjacent to Highway 99 on either side of the tunnel, also need to be moved before bridge construction and highway modiļ¬cations begin. This can be done mostly within existing provincial highway and BC Hydro rights-of-way.

Preliminary renderings of the overhead transmission line

Delta Millennium Trail near Captain's Cove Marina looking Northeast - Bridge design and placement is preliminary and subject to final engineering and decision by MoTI. Transmission structure placement is subject to final engineering. Show caption
Dyke road looking East - Bridge design and placement is preliminary and subject to final engineering and decision by MoTI. Transmission structure placement is subject to final engineering. Show caption
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