FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Overnight delays are expected between Prince Rupert and Chetwynd from December 9th to 13th for the delivery of Site C Dam equipment.
“This is for the movement of one of four turbine runners that arrived in Prince Rupert in mid-November,” said David Conway, Community Relations Manager for the Site C Project.
“The runner is the heaviest unassembled single project component. Each runner measures about eight metres wide and five metres tall and weighs approximately 170 tonnes.”
BC Hydro announced that the last four turbine runners arrived in Prince Rupert on November 22nd. The pieces will be transported individually over the next months. All turbine runners are expected to be at the worksite in early 2022.
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure says full closures of sections of highway are needed to safely transport cargo. The delivery is scheduled during low-volume traffic times to limit the impact on drivers.
According to the release, the delivery schedule is as follows:
The Ministry says this schedule is dependant on weather and road conditions. Drivers can check DriveBC for current travel conditions and delays.