FAQ

South Gravel Site

1. Where is the south gravel site located?

  • The south gravel site is located in the Transportation Utility Corridor (TUC) southwest of the intersection of Highway 22X and Sheriff King Street S.W.

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2. Why was this site selected for the gravel operation?

  • Gravel was discovered in this area during construction activities for the SWCRR and the decision was made to process the resource on site
  • Much like the north site, the proximity of the resource reduces costs for the SWCRR and improves safety by reducing haul distances

3. When did you decide to use the south gravel site?

  • The south gravel site was subject to geotechnical investigations in June 2018 to determine the nature and volume of gravel in the area
  • A decision was made to proceed with a gravel operation in July 2018

4. What are the noise level restrictions?

  • Construction activities in the TUC are subject to a noise level restriction set by the Province of an average 65 decibels over a 24-hour period

5. What are the operating hours?

  • The project hours for construction of the SWCRR are Monday to Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sundays and holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

6. How are you addressing concerns regarding dust?

  • The equipment is located over 250 metres away from the closest community
  • The area is being screen with berms and shipping containers
  • The equipment uses a water system and coverings at material transfer points
  • Sprinklers will be placed on stockpiles
  • A truck will patrol the site to water haul roads and feedstock areas

7. How are you addressing concerns regarding noise?

  • The equipment is located over 250 metres away from the closest community
  • The area is being screened with berms and shipping containers

8. When are operations expected to conclude at this site?

  • Based on the current understanding of the gravel resource, the operations are expected to be six to 12 months (to mid-2019)
  • Future operations are dependent on the extent of the gravel resource in the area