B.C. residents will have a chance to decide on a new location for power lines at the George Massey Tunnel.
The existing tunnel will be decommissioned under the provincial government’s $4.15 billion replacement project, and power lines crossing the Fraser River through the tunnel will need to be relocated.
Three alternatives are available: an overhead line, an underground line in the proposed immersed tube tunnel, or a separate underground line.
According to BC Hydro’s website, each approach will impact wildlife habitation and land use differently.
However, the project is still in its early stages and the designs might change in the future.
BC Hydro is currently inviting community members to participate in two virtual open houses, one on Jan. 24 from 7 to 8 p.m. and another on Jan. 25 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Details for each proposed alternative and registration for the virtual open houses are available online. Registration is required by Jan. 24.