Construction continues on the Site C project. Over the Christmas break, Hydro says construction will continue with installation of the modular dormitory units being installed, excavation and clearing will continue on the north bank and construction of a temporary bridge will continue across the Peace river. See the full list of construction plans below.
Site C Construction Schedule: December 21 – January 10
The following construction activities are scheduled to occur December 21 to January 10:
- Construction of the worker accommodation lodge and other buildings will continue, as modular dormitory units are being transported to the dam siteand installed.
- Clearing, excavation and road construction will continue on the north bank of the dam site.
- Excavation and in-river roadwork will continue in and around the Peace River at the dam site.
- Construction of the temporary Peace River construction bridge will continue. Pile driving will be used to construct the bridge.
- Construction of the temporary bridge across the Moberly River, near the confluence of the Moberly and Peace Rivers, will continue. Pile driving will be used to construct the bridge.
- Installation of the public safety buoys will continue. The buoys will be located approximately 3.0 kilometres upstream and 3.5 kilometres downstream of the dam site.
- Vegetation and tree clearing will occur in the area in and around the confluence of the Moberly River and along the Peace River.
- Operations will continue in Wuthrich Quarry.
- Clearing and other work will continue on the south bank.
- Road maintenance activities will continue on the south bank petroleum development roads.
- Security gates, fences, guard buildings and mobile trailers will be installed.
- A helicopter may be used to move timber from clearing areas to storage areas on the north and south banks.
- Installation of a new 25 kV distribution line will continue along public roads on the north bank.
- The main civil works contractor is expected to begin some mobilization of crews and equipment to the dam sitearea in January.
- Three artificial eagle nest platforms will be installed in December, two at Wilder Creek and one south of Wilder Creek on the Peace River.
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.
This bulletin provides a three-week construction overview, to cover the holiday period.
What to Expect
While this work takes place, local area residents can expect the following:
- Work at the dam sitewill be reduced in late December and early January, as some of the Site C contractors will cease work over the holiday period.
- There will be additional truck traffic in the area 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 siteon the south bank.
- Work to construct the temporary Peace River construction bridge will take place seven days per week, with periodic pile driving.
- Early morning and/or night shifts may be scheduled, in addition to shifts on the weekends. Some noise will occur in the vicinity of the dam siteand along public roads as a result of the scheduled construction activities. BC Hydro will monitor noise levels throughout the construction period
- Some noise and vibration will result from the periodic blasting that is occurring in Wuthrich Quarry.
- The public safety buoys will mark the dam siteand notify boaters of the construction area and boating restrictions. Until further notice, boaters will be able to pass through the public safety buoys and travel through the dam site, but shoreline access in this area will be restricted.
- For boater and worker safety, boaters will need to stay clear of active in-river work areas, which will be clearly identified with additional signage and markings.
- Some noise will result from the helicopter — which may be in use periodically during this period — as felled wood is flown to a storage area for further processing.
- Visit the project website: sitecproject.com