Penstock deliveries in November, HWY 29 realignment updates from BC Hydro

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The latest construction bulletin from BC Hydro on the Site C Project says more penstocks…

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The latest construction bulletin from BC Hydro on the Site C Project says more penstocks will be delivered in the first two weeks of November.

BC Hydro says penstocks will be delivered on November 4th, 8th and 11th, resulting in overnight traffic delays on Old Fort Road. Residents can check the delivery schedule for upcoming traffic delays.

The scheduled overnight deliveries will take around two hours, and delays could last between 10 and 35 minutes, with some detours.

The first segment of the Highway 29 realignment is open at Farrell Creek East. Line painting will be completed as weather permits.

Construction activities on the Cache Creek East bridge and highway realignment will wrap up for the season and equipment will be demobilized until spring, as will the contractor working at Halfway River.

Work will continue on the Farrell Creek bridge, Lynx Creek bridge and the Dry Creek bridge, including the installation of rebar, formwork and concrete pouring. A traffic detour has been placed at the east end of the worksite at the Lynx Creek bridge, and it will be in place until 2022.

In the reservoir area, burning and processing of waste wood may occur this month, says the release. Burns will only occur when venting and ground conditions are appropriate.

A drone video shows the latest updates to the dam, powerhouse, spillways, transmission lines, reservoir clearing and Highway 29 realignment taking shape.

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