From the outset of Project planning, Trans Mountain developed routing principles to guide our routing decisions. The primary focus when planning the pipeline corridor is safety – for landowners, the environment and communities.
With the aid of community input, and environmental, engineering and economic studies, the new pipeline will follow the existing right-of-way for 73 per cent of the route. An additional 16 per cent will follow existing utility corridors and the final 11 per cent of the new pipeline will be built away from the existing pipeline to accommodate urban development occurring since 1953. Now that the Project has received a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) from the National Energy Board (NEB), one of the next major steps in the regulatory process is for us to file a Plan, Profile and Book of Reference (PPBoR).
To view the approved pipeline corridor and the lands proposed to be crossed by the pipeline, click here.Click to enlarge map