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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – BC Hydro has sent out the schedule for Site C work occurring from June 13th to June 26th.
- The main civil works contractor will continue to mobilize crews and equipment to the dam site area. This will include the preparation of lay down and stockpile areas. Survey work and site investigations, including test drilling, will continue on the north and south banks. Excavation is expected to commence on the north bank and on the south bank in preparation for the south bank tunneling. Work is expected to begin on the south bank cofferdam.
- Earthworks will occur, including the construction of dikes and other work in preparation for the dewatering of the back channel on the south bank of the Peace River.
- The main civil works contractor may mobilize to the 85th Avenue Industrial Lands.
- Logging trucks will be hauling timber from the dam site.
- Construction of the worker accommodation lodge and other buildings will continue.
- Excavation and access road construction will continue on the north bank.
- Roadwork will continue adjacent to the Peace River at the dam site.
- The placement of riprap will continue along sections of the south bank shore at the dam site.
- Clearing and grinding of wood waste will continue on the south bank.
- South bank access roads will be constructed.
- Road maintenance activities will continue on the south bank petroleum development roads.
- Work will continue to construct the temporary substation on the south bank and to construct distribution lines on the south bank to supply power from the temporary substation.
- Security gates and guard buildings are being installed in the dam site area.
- Work will continue to extend an existing distribution line on Old Fort Road to a building at the entrance of Myca Pit. This will include clearing.
- Operations will continue in Wuthrich Quarry and trucks will haul material from the quarry to the dam site.
- The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s contractor has mobilized and is working on 240 Road and Old Fort Road
- Geotechnical investigations will continue along Highway 29 at Cache Creek/Bear Flat.
What To Expect
- There will be truck traffic on public roads as construction crews mobilize, the hauling of rock and timber continues, and as modular camp units are transported to site. This will include increased industrial traffic on resource roads and public roads from Chetwynd leading to the site on the south bank.
- Some noise and vibration will result from the periodic blasting that is occurring in Wuthrich Quarry. Material hauling may occur at night
- Some noise will occur in the vicinity of the dam site and along public roads as a result of the scheduled construction activities. BC Hydro will continue to monitor noise levels.
- Early morning and night shifts may be scheduled, as well as shifts on the weekends.
- For boater and worker safety, boats will need to stay clear of active in-river work areas. These areas are clearly identified with signage and markings
- There will be minor traffic delays while upgrades are completed on 240 Road and Old Fort Road.
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