August 16th, 2021
Planned activities for the week of August 16th include continuing to advance the Early Earth Works within the Kenogamisis and S4 Aggregate Pits, the installation of power poles and modules including finishing work within the modules, gas line (within the Temporary Lodging Facility area), road construction and upgrades, and mechanical, electrical and piping work within the Temporary Effluent Water Treatment Plant building.
What's coming next:
The Temporary Effluent Water Treatment Plant (TEWTP) located South of Hardrock Road, will continue with activities such as mechanical, electrical and piping work within the TEWTP building. Early Earth Works in the Kenogamisis Pit located North of Highway 11 behind Between Bridges Inn continues and includes the extraction and crushing of gravel for upcoming construction activities. Activities within the Temporary Lodging Facility (TLF) pad area such as the erection of lodging facility modules and interior finishing and interconnects between units continues. Additionally, Enbridge will commence the installation of the gas line within the TLF area. These activities will cause additional tractor trailer traffic on Highway 584 and Old Arena Road leading to the TLF entrance. Work will resume on the Temporary Power Line with the installation of power poles along the East Service Road and the future Main Site Access Road. The installation of modules for the Main Construction Office Complex within the Process Plant Site area is progressing well with interior and exterior work in progress. The S4 Aggregate Pit located near the future Tailings Management Facility will continue with preparatory work. Construction of access to the future Communication Tower pad located near the S4 Aggregate Pit will begin. The Temporary Power Line Installation of power poles between Mosher shaft and the future Plant Site Access Road along Highway 11 has resumed in addition to the upgrades to Lahtis Road. The installation of High Density Polyethylene water lines will take place on the East Service Road.
The Early Earth Works within the Kenogamisis and S4 Aggregate Pits, road construction and upgrades, the installation of modules, power poles and the gas line (within the TLF area) involve the use of heavy equipment such as: zoom booms, cranes, excavators, bulldozers, tri-axle haul trucks, and loaders. For health and safety reasons, we wish to caution the general public to limit non-essential traffic within Hardrock Road and the TEWTP area and to follow and obey posted signs across the Project area.
The safety of our employees, contractors and the general public is paramount as we continue to prepare for construction of the Greenstone Mine.