Construction of the Heartland Transmission Project
Over the coming months the Heartland Transmission Project team will be using a helicopter to assist with construction. The helicopter will be used to string rope lines between each tower and install equipment at the top of each tower.
The use of a helicopter reduces the amount of construction traffic and environmental impacts along the transmission line right-of-way. Using a helicopter to install equipment at the top of each tower is significantly faster than other construction techniques.
The Heartland Project Team will be using one helicopter at a time between the hours of 7 AM and 7PM.
Our priority is the safety of our employees, contractors and the public throughout the construction process. All work areas will be safe and secured and the Project Team asks that the public keep a safe distance away from the construction sites.
Starting late May, 2013, we anticipate the first monopole tower to be installed. Monopoles will be installed over a 9.5 km stretch within the TUC, from approximately Hwy 14 to Baseline Road.
Please visit our site again for future updates on the project.