FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With over 1,800 people working on the project in October, work continues on the Site C Dam project.
Below is a copy of the construction schedule for the next two weeks. Excavation continues on the north and south banks and crews are working on the south bank drainage tunnel access ramp and south bank cofferdam.
The following construction activities are scheduled to occur December 12 – December 25:
Dam site area and reservoir – north (left) bank and south (right) bank
- The main civil works contractor will continue to mobilize crews, material and equipment. An equipment maintenance facility will be constructed on the south bank.
- 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 and will begin on the north bank.
- Curtain grouting will begin on the north 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 site area.
- Work may begin to construct in-river dikes for the storage site areas.
- 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.
- Clearing will occur in the lower reservoir, west of the dam site, on the south bank of the Peace River.
Other work areas
- 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.
- Work will occur in West Pine Quarry to prepare for riprap production.
- The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will continue visual clearing assessments for the Highway 29 realignment at Cache Creek/Bear Flat.
- Work will continue 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
- 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.
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 site and 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 site on the south bank.
- Some noise will occur in the vicinity of the dam site and 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 may occur in the vicinity of West Pine Quarry as a result of scheduled work.
- 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.
- Visit the project website: sitecproject.com
- Follow the SiteC Twitter account: @sitecproject
- Call the toll-free project line: 1-877-217-0777
- Email the project team: firstname.lastname@example.org
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