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Construction ready to restart on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Last Updated Aug 21, 2019 at 3:36 pm EDT

Pipe for the Trans Mountain pipeline is unloaded in Edson, Alta. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Construction contractors are being told to get ready to restart work on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Work will begin soon between Edmonton and Edson, Alberta

Construction also set to resume at terminal in Burnaby, British Columbia

SHERWOOD PARK – Trans Mountain Corp. has advised construction contractors to get ready for the restart of its pipeline expansion project to the west coast.

Trans Mountain says its directive gives contractors 30 days to ready equipment, start hiring workers, secure goods and services and develop detailed plans.

The company says work is to begin soon in communities along the right of way between Edmonton and Edson, Alta., and in the greater Edmonton area.

Work is also to resume at the terminal in Burnaby, B.C., which is the end point for the pipeline that is to carry oil from Alberta to the coast for shipment to overseas markets.

Trans Mountain says specific start dates in the remaining construction areas are subject to final regulatory approvals and permits.

The federal government gave a second go-ahead to the expansion project in June after the courts overturned the original approval.