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 modiﬁcations begin. This can be done mostly within existing provincial highway and BC Hydro rights-of-way.