Work progress by region
Video: The Chamouchouane project in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean and Mauricie regions
Welcome to the jobsite!
Construction manager Jocelyn Jean invites us to the northernmost reaches of the Chamouchouane site.
Beginning at La Doré substation, the new power transmission line will run for over 200 km through Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean and the Mauricie.
Construction of the project, which takes place in the forest on many sites simultaneously, involves a small army of workers.
See the view from atop a tower supporting lines carrying 735 kV, the highest voltage level in Québec . . . Welcome to the jobsite!
Over the next few months in the Lac-Saint-Jean area (section 1 of the line)
Clearing work has been completed and construction work will be taking place from fall 2016 to the end of 2017. Work to expand Chamouchouane substation also began last fall.
Companies on the ground
An increase in traffic is expected on the access roads leading to the jobsites in the morning and at the end of the day.
Safety near the worksite
Hydro-Québec asks residents to be particularly careful near the jobsite. Various types of equipment will be in operation to carry out the work, including at night and on weekends. It is therefore very important to remain clear of the work areas. Hydro-Québec will ensure supervision of the work site. The company will see to it that all technical, environmental and safety requirements associated with the construction work are being met. Specific measures to mitigate the impact of the work will be implemented, contributing to the harmonious coexistence of the worksite and land users.
For more information
Info-project line: 1-877-535-3737