Download and read the TUC Program Policy to learn how to obtain consent to use or lease land within a TUC.

Contact the Properties Division at tucinfo@gov.ab.ca for further information. Specify if your inquiry is for Edmonton or Calgary in your message.

TUC purpose

The TUC program supports the development of Edmonton and Calgary, their surrounding regions and the Province by accommodating the provincial Ring Road system, major power lines, pipelines, regional water and sewer lines, and telecommunication lines.

The Ring Road system includes the Anthony Henday Drive and Highway 216 (Hwy 14) in Edmonton and Highway 22x, Stoney Trail, and Tsuut'ina Trail in Calgary. Future improvements to the Ring Road system will occur in the longer-term.

The TUCs protect Ring Road and utility alignments from advancing urban development and offer a long-term solution to many of the land use problems associated with developing major linear facilities in the urban context.

Alberta Infrastructure has the mandate to regulate the use of all lands within the TUCs, purchase the TUC lands, sell TUC lands that become surplus to program needs, manage the lands and issue authorizations to any individual, organization or company before they undertake a surface disturbance, or any government authority exercising its authority in the TUCs.

Restricted Development Areas (RDAs)

Regulation requires any person, company, municipality or other agency who proposes to enter and undertake an activity or use within the TUC lands to obtain prior authorization from the Government of Alberta.

RDA regulations

TUC maps

Uses within a TUC

A TUC use may occur on, above or below the corridor land surface. Above-ground utilities (power lines) and underground utilities (pipelines) are designated to provide access for maintenance, landscaping and other functions.

Due to this multi-level aspect of uses, there may be two or more uses at a specific location within the corridor.

Primary uses

Primary Uses are linear transportation and utility facilities that the TUCs are planned to accommodate. These uses include:

  • Ring Roads and associated interchanges
  • storm water management facilities
  • petroleum pipelines
  • power transmission lines
  • telecommunications lines
  • municipal regional water, sanitary and storm sewer lines

A TUC primary use, such as a roadway, may be planned but not yet built.

Secondary uses

Secondary uses usually occur next to roadways, above underground pipelines, or below power lines. These uses include:

  • agriculture
  • utilities
  • parking
  • outdoor storage
  • recreation and commercial activities

Other secondary uses include:

  • subdivision-related contouring that encroaches onto a TUC
  • noise attenuation barriers
  • pathways and landscaping

These secondary uses are temporary, and care has been taken to ensure that these uses can easily be altered, or displaced, to accommodate Primary Uses.

Original uses

Original uses are those land uses that exist unchanged from the land’s original use prior to the designation of the TUC. These often include:

  • agricultural
  • industrial
  • residential

The TUCs will take years to become fully developed. As primary and secondary uses are developed, these original uses are modified or displaced. When Crown-owned, original uses are often leased out by Infrastructure, to assist with maintenance and generate revenue.

Contact

General TUC inquiries:

Properties Divison
Please specify if you are inquiring about Calgary or Edmonton areas in your message.
Email: tucinfo@gov.ab.ca

Address:
Attn: TUC Information
3rd floor, 6950 113 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T6H 5V7

Uses within a TUC

Calgary region

Jason Ness
Manager, Land Planning, Southern Region
Phone: 780-914-7274
Email: jason.ness@gov.ab.ca

Address:
Alberta Infrastructure
3rd Floor, 6950 113 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T6H 5V7

Edmonton region

Brian DeJong
Manager, Land Planning, Northern Region
Phone: 780-427-8473
Email: brian.dejong@gov.ab.ca

Address:
Alberta Infrastructure
3rd Floor, 6950 113 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T6H 5V7

Construction proposals

Forward an email with dimensional drawings to scale to:

Calgary region

Jason Ness
Email: jason.ness@gov.ab.ca

Edmonton region

Brian DeJong
Email: brian.dejong@gov.ab.ca

Lease TUC land

For individuals applying for private leases in the City of Calgary TUC, refer to the City of Calgary’s Land Use Bylaw for zoning.

Calgary region

Leszek Boczek
Facilities Manager
Phone: 403-355-4097
Email: leszek.boczek@gov.ab.ca

Address:
Alberta Infrastructure
Room 802, John J. Bowlen Building
620 7 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0Y8

Edmonton region

Art Becker
Facilities Manager
Phone: 780-422-1135
Email: art.becker@gov.ab.ca

Address:
Alberta Infrastructure
Main Floor, 6950 113 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T6H 5V7