The Coastal GasLink pipeline project right-of-way is approximately 45 metres wide during construction, and will be cleared of trees and brush.
Once construction is complete, the right-of-way will be maintained at approximately 32 metres in width to allow for operation, and to keep the area above the pipe clear of trees and branches. The width of the permanent right-of-way may vary depending on local requirements.
It is anticipated that the proposed pipeline will be buried under the ground for all of its approximately 670-kilometre length, except at specific locations such as fenced valve sites and compression stations.
The surface of the right-of-way is disturbed during construction to prepare a safe work surface and allow for digging the pipe trench. On agricultural land, topsoil is conserved prior to trenching to maintain land capability.
Coastal GasLink will take measures during and after construction to manage the potential for invasive plants and weeds.
Read about environmental considerations on the right-of-way.