The Coastal GasLink pipeline project right-of-way is approximately 45 metres wide, spans 670-kilometres and will be cleared of trees and brush during construction.
Once construction is complete, the right-of-way will be maintained at approximately 32 metres in width, and we’ll 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.
The pipeline will be buried under the ground for all of its 670-kilometres, 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. Following construction, the right-of-way is stabilized and the ground surface is contoured to re-establish original drainage patterns. The topsoil is replaced, allowing for the re-establishment of appropriate vegetation. We are committed to restoring the land as close to its original state as possible.
Read about environmental considerations on the right-of-way.