FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Crews continue to work on the Site C dam. Below is the full construction schedule for the project for the next two weeks.
Work continues on the south bank drainage tunnel and access ramp. Work is also underway on the south bank cofferdam. See the full list of construction activities below.
The following construction activities are scheduled to occur November 28 – December 11:
Dam site area – north (left) bank and south (right) bank
- The main civil works contractor will continue to mobilize crews, material and equipment.
- Excavation will continue on the north and south banks. This may include blasting on the south bank.
- Drilling and the installation of geotechnical instrumentation will continue on the south bank.
- Work will continue on the south bank drainage tunnel and access ramp.
- Work will continue on the south bank cofferdam.
- Excavation will continue for the approach channel.
- The placement of riprap may continue along sections of the south bank shore.
- Aggregate will be crushed on the south bank and work will continue to construct concrete batch plants.
- Work will continue to construct storage sites for excavated surplus material at various locations within the dam sitearea.
- Work may begin to construct in-river dikes for the storage siteareas.
- Access roads will be constructed on the south bank. Road maintenance and upgrade activities will continue as required.
- Work will continue to construct the Moberly River construction bridge and causeway.
Other work areas
- Construction of the viewpoint will continue, weather permitting, on the north bank of the Peace River, above the dam site.
- The main civil works contractor will be surveying the 85th Avenue Industrial Lands. Some clearing may be required.
- Aggregate and riprap production will continue in Wuthrich Quarry. Trucks will haul material from the quarry to the dam site.
- The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure may begin visual clearing assessments for the Highway 29 realignment at Cache Creek/Bear Flat.
- Clearing may occur along the transmission line right-of-way between the SiteC dam site and Jackfish Lake Road.
- Geotechnical investigations may occur along the transmission line right-of-way.
- Work will begin to upgrade existing access roads that connect to the transmission line right-of-way. This will include clearing, construction of ditches and vehicle pull-outs, installation of culverts and final resurfacing.
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 residents can expect the following:
- There will be truck traffic on public roads as construction crews mobilize, material and equipment is delivered to siteand the hauling of rock and timber continues. This will include increased industrial traffic on resource roads and public roads from Chetwynd leading to the dam siteon the south bank.
- Some noise will occur in the vicinity of the dam siteand along public roads as a result of the scheduled construction activities.
- Some noise and vibration will result from the periodic blasting that is planned in Wuthrich Quarry. Material hauling may occur at night.
- Some noise will occur in and around the transmission line right-of-way as a result of clearing and access road upgrades. There may be minor traffic delays while upgrades are completed on the access roads.
- 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.
- Helicopters may be used to support investigative works.
Note: In BC Hydro’s technical documents, the north bank may be referred to as the left bank and the south bank may be referred to as the right bank.