Site C Construction Bulletin December 9th – 22nd, 2019

first_imgTransmission works  Traffic – please use caution and obey safety signage  Dam site area – north bank and south bank  • Transmission line stringing is taking place on the eastern half of the transmission line. Activities will include helicopter work. There may be short delays on Jackfish Lake Road and 400 Road.  • Road construction will continue in various locations on the transmission line right-of-way. This includes but is not limited to Peace Hill, Trapper Main, Boucher Lake and Medicine Woman road areas.  Equipment  • Construction at Lynx Creek will begin. This includes clearing, vegetation removal, excavation, hauling of materials, and construction of gravel causeways in the Peace River.  • Construction at the Cache Creek East embankment continues. This includes vegetation removal, excavation of existing soils, placement and grading of granular materials and site drainage. The contractor will soon be demobilizing for the winter.  • Fencing is being installed along the conveyor corridor.  Noise and vibration  • Construction activities will continue. This could include drilling, blasting, crushing, earthmoving, tunnelling, concrete placement, and road maintenance.  • Due to equipment delivery, there may be occasional short road closures along Old Fort Road from Tahltan Road to Gate B.  • Contractors will continue to mobilize equipment and materials to the site. This includes deliveries by rail and road.  85th Avenue Conveyor  • Visit the website for more Highway 29 schedules, maps and construction updates.  • Transmission line construction will continue. This includes the construction of stringing sites, helical pile foundation installation, tower assembly and lifting and placing on foundations.  • Road building and clearing continue on the south bank of the eastern reservoir and both banks of the middle reservoirs including islands in the Peace River, east of Halfway River. Boaters are asked to stay clear of the work area. Helicopters will be used.  • Forestry and access road data collection and site investigations continue.  • Merchantable timber will be hauled to local mills.  • Aggregate and riprap production will continue in West Pine Quarry. We will transport material by rail to the dam site and by truck to Highway 29.  • Overnight deliveries of penstock pipes along Old Fort Road will result in rolling road closures and traffic delays. Deliveries will occur every one or two weeks.  • Portage Mountain Quarry operations will continue but are reduced for the winter. Activity will be limited to maintenance of access roads and pick-up and hauling of rip rap.  • Maintenance work will continue on roads that provide access to the transmission corridor.  • Burning is taking place between the dam site and Halfway River along the Peace River. Burning is based on ground conditions, the fire danger rating, and venting conditions. Merchantable timber will be hauled to local mills.  • Other areas: Trucks with heavy loads will be accessing the dam site and other project areas, using public and resource roads.  Other areas  • Work is occurring downstream of the dam site for the Peace River side channel fish habitat enhancements.  • Highway 29: Construction-related equipment will travel along Highway 29. Learn more at drivebc.ca.  Highway 29 Advertisement • Heavy machinery will be in the transmission line corridor. Please stay clear of the work areas.  • Old Fort Road  • Some noise and vibration may occur near the dam site and work areas, including the quarries. Boating  • Burning is taking place along the transmission line corridor. Burning is based on ground conditions, the fire danger rating, and venting conditions. Waste wood may also be chipped, mulched or bucked into logs. Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The following outlines the construction details for the Site C project for December 9th – 22nd, 2019. – Advertisement -• Large sections of the penstock pipe will be transported along Old Fort Road. This requires occasional overnight rolling closures, with short delays to traffic. Check our website for upcoming deliveries.  • Jackfish Lake Road and 400 Road: There may be short delays due to transmission line work.  • Helicopters and commercial drones may be used to support investigative and construction works.  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:  Reservoir area Advertisement New: BC Hydro has applied for approvals for the Dry Creek and Lynx Creek Highway 29 crossings under the Canadian Navigable Waters Act. This approval application is posted on the project website.  • Contractors are continuing construction and operations in their work areas: main civil works, generating station and spillways civil works, turbines and generators, and substation. Activities include drilling, blasting, crushing, earthmoving, tunnelling, concrete placement, and road maintenance. Tower and mobile cranes will be used. Deliveries of the turbine generator components will begin in December 2019 and continue for the next three years. Excavation, including in-river excavation, will progress on both banks of the Peace River. Advertisement • Near Gate A to the dam site, drivers may encounter loose gravel and increased commercial traffic.  • Please stay clear of active in-river work areas along the Peace and Moberly rivers. These areas are identified with signage and markings.last_img

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