Beginning in the mid-1970s, the Government of Alberta established restricted development areas in the Calgary and Edmonton regions to set aside lands for what we know today as Transportation/Utility Corridors (TUC/TUCs).
The TUC program supports the development of Calgary, Edmonton, their surrounding regions, and the province as a whole, by providing land to house the provincial ring road system, major power lines, pipelines, regional water and sewer lines, and telecommunication lines. The West Calgary Ring Road (WCRR) project is currently being developed within the Calgary TUC.
How can TUC lands be utilized?
The TUC can be utilized on, above, or below the corridor land surface.
Who decides how TUC lands are utilized?
Alberta Infrastructure is mandated to regulate the use of TUC lands, the purchase of new TUC lands, and the sale of any TUC lands that are no longer required based on the needs of the TUC program. Alberta Infrastructure is also responsible for managing these lands and providing authorizations to individuals, organizations, and companies prior to any surface disturbances being made.
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