Altalink construction crews are wrapping up their finishing touches on foundational work for a power line structure, located at the entrance of the town of High River.

Vice President for Altalink Communications Scott Schreiner says the maintenance is important to assure electrical systems work properly through the winter.

"We review all of our facilities on an annual basis and do detailed reviews every seven years to assure everything with the structures and foundations are up to snuff and reliable."

The structure located on the Southeast corner of Highway 543 and Highway 2A may not look notable at a glance, but Schreiner says its continued operation is important to many locals.

"The structure is part of a 138KV or 138,000 volt power line that supplies the area around the High River and Okotoks region. It's really there to assure that everybody has a reliable source of energy powering their homes, farms and businesses."

The full-scope of work is not yet complete as Schreiner says welding crews may be in the area in the next couple of weeks to wrap up the foundational work, but it shouldn't cause any traffic issues.

"The only obstruction we had with traffic for our previous work was an hour, to unload our equipment. In this case, for whatever work is going to be required in the next couple of weeks, there won't be any requirement for a lane closure."

 

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