New line route variant in Thetford Mines and Saint-Joseph-de-Coleraine under study
Description of the variant
The line route variant, whose total length is 11.7 km, is located entirely on private land in Thetford Mines (7.2 km) and Saint-Joseph de Coleraine (4.6 km).
The route would have 38 vertical configuration towers and two larger towers to allow the line to cross the former British Canadian pit mine, now flooded. A 43-m right-of-way would be maintained.
The variant would approach the southeast end of the residential core of Old Black Lake and an area reserved for a proposed forest resort development in Saint-Joseph-de-Coleraine. It would involve creating a new line corridor for some 10 km (89% of the variant’s total length), roughly 4.8 km of which would affect a wooded, hilly landscape to the south of Thetford Mines. This landscape is visible from a great distance from various points and is valued for its natural appearance.
Consult the environmental impact assessment and its supplement (in French only)
Line route selected
Tower for the line route variant
Line route variante studied at the request of the town of Thetford Mines (March 2020)