FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With 3,186 people working on the project in January up from 3,107 in December, work continues on the Site C Dam project.
Below is a copy of the construction schedule for the next two weeks;
Dam site area – north (left) bank and south (right) bank
• Contractors will continue to move equipment and material to the site. This includes deliveries by rail.
• Contractors are continuing construction and operations in their work areas. This includes the main civil works, generating station and spillways civil works, turbines and generators, and substation.
• Water management activities may take place.
• Excavation, including in-river excavation, will progress on both banks of the Peace River.
• Construction activities, such as drilling, blasting, crushing, earth moving, tunnelling, concrete placement, and road maintenance, will continue. Tower and mobile cranes will be used on site.
• Site preparation will continue at the 85th Avenue Industrial Lands. Work has begun on building the conveyor that will deliver fill material to the dam site. Work activities will occur between the hours of 7 a.m to 7 p.m, seven days a week, and may include excavating, compacting soil and equipment and materials delivery. Additionally, periodic sweeping or dust suppression on Road 240 may occur.
• At Halfway River, clearing and vegetation removal is almost complete. Some work will continue including log hauling, mulching, chipping and burning debris. Environmental and wildlife monitoring is ongoing.
• At Farrell Creek and near Dry Creek west of Farrell Creek Road, geotechnical investigations may begin. This could include drilling, digging test pits, surveying, minor vegetation removal, and some traffic control.
• At Portage Mountain Quarry, site investigations and surveys will continue in preparation for site clearing and road building.
• Clearing activities will be complete by the end of March. Wood waste may be chipped, mulched, spread as coarse woody debris, hauled off-site, or burned.
• Electrical distribution poles may be temporarily moved in the Cache Creek West area.
• Forestry and access road data collection and site investigations will continue near and along the reservoir area.
• Wood waste may be chipped, mulched, spread as coarse woody debris, hauled off-site, or burned.
• Maintenance work will continue on roads that provide access to parts of the transmission corridor.
• Material and equipment are being delivered to the marshalling yard at Moberly Lake.
• Site investigations, including stripping and data recovery of archaeological sites, geotechnical work, and structure staking, may take place.
• Upgrades will continue at Peace Canyon Generating Station.
• Work is occurring downstream of the dam site for the Peace River side channel enhancements.
• Aggregate and riprap production will continue in West Pine Quarry. The material will be transported by rail and road to the dam site.
What to expect
Work will take place during the day, night, and on the weekend until the project is completed. During this time, residents can expect the following:
• Heavy machinery will be in the transmission line corridor. For your safety, please stay clear of the work areas.
• There will be project-related traffic on public and resource roads, including petroleum development roads.
• Trucks with heavy loads will be accessing the dam site and other project areas. This includes Highway 29 at Cache Creek and Halfway River. Please use caution when meeting a pilot car and observe all warning signs.
• Helicopters and commercial drones may be used to support investigative and construction works.
• Some noise and vibration may occur near the dam site and work areas, including the quarries. Pile driving may take place near the 85th Avenue Industrial Lands.
• There may be smoke in various areas as a result of planned burning. Burning will only take place when permitted by ground conditions, the fire danger rating, and venting conditions.
• For your safety, please stay clear of active in-river work areas along the Peace and Moberly rivers. These areas are clearly identified with signage and markings.
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