Construction at the Site C dam site has reached the 60-day mark. Earlier this week, Hydro released photos from the construction site. In the next two weeks, clearing work will continue, preparation for worker accommodation will continue and the production of riprap will start. See the full list provided by B.C. Hydro below.
The following construction activities are scheduled to occur September 28 to October 11:
- The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s (MoTI) contractor for the public road improvements
will continue work on 240 Road and 269 Road. Work on Old Fort Road will occur in 2016.
- The worker accommodation contractor will continue site preparation for the worker camp, including
installation of utilities and other infrastructure. The temporary camp is now complete.
- Clearing, vegetation removal, excavation and road construction will continue on the north bank of the
dam site. Trucks will continue to remove timber from the site.
- Upon receipt of the required authorizations, excavation will occur in the vicinity of the Peace River as
part of the construction of the temporary construction bridge.
- The production of riprap will continue within the existing MoTI Wuthrich Quarry.
- Selective clearing and other work will continue on the south bank of the dam site around access roads
and to prepare the area for construction of the temporary construction bridge, a temporary substation
and a new rail siding. Construction and upgrades of the south bank access roads will continue, including
work to construct the new rail siding.
- Security gates, fences and guard shacks will be installed at the dam site.
- Installation of a new 25 kV distribution line will start. This line will be located beside an existing
distribution line that runs along public roads, including Old Fort Road, 85th Avenue, 81st Avenue, 240
Road and 269 Road. During this period, some clearing will continue in this area.
Please note that all activities listed in this construction bulletin are based on the latest information in our
construction plan and are subject to change.
WHAT TO EXPECT
While this work takes place, local area residents can expect the following:
- There will be additional truck traffic in the area as construction crews mobilize to the Site C dam site and
logging trucks remove timber. This will include increased industrial traffic on the resource roads from
Chetwynd leading to the construction site on the south bank of the dam site.
- While road improvements are made to 240 Road and 269 Road, motorists can expect to encounter
traffic control personnel, minor traffic delays and single-lane alternating traffic.
- While clearing and distribution line work occurs along public roads, construction crews and vehicles will
be in the area. Please use caution.
- Early morning and/or night shifts may be scheduled, in addition to shifts on the weekends.
- Some noise and dust may result in the vicinity of the dam site and along public roads as a result of the
scheduled construction activities.
To learn more about the project visit sitecproject.com