Update June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021


Image 1: East Service Road picture: Construction of the East Service Road is progressing well and, once fully constructed, will restore public access to the boat launch located on the Southwest Arm of Kenogamisis Lake.
Image 2: Temporary Effluent Water Treatment Plant (TEWTP) picture: The TEWTP foundation has been installed. Once completed, all site surface water will be captured and treated prior to discharge.

Planned activities for the week of June 14th include Tree Clearing, continuing to advance the Early Earth Works and the East Access Road construction along with the installation of modules.

What's coming next:

Forestry Operation Areas 1 and 2 Tree Clearing includes the clearing and removal of trees in preparation for project components such as the Highway 11 Relocation and the Process Plant Site. Area 1 activities will take place within the Mosher Pit and Mosher Shaft areas, while Area 2 activities are taking place South of Highway 11.

Early Earth Works are underway in preparation for project components such as the Temporary lodging facility, and the Temporary Effluent Water Treatment Plant. The Temporary lodging facility pad is located South of Old Arena Road, and the Temporary Effluent Water Treatment Plant is located South of Hardrock Road, include activities such as hauling and placement of material, with gravel extraction taking place from the Kenogamisis Pit located North of Highway 11 behind Between Bridges Inn. The erection of lodging facility modules within the Temporary lodging facility pad area will continue and this will cause additional tractor trailer traffic on Highway 584 and Old Arena Road leading to the Temporary lodging facility entrance. The East Access Road adjoining Highway 11 and Hardrock Road will continue road construction activities and begin erecting modules on site.

The Tree Clearing, Early Earth Works, Road Construction and the installation of modules involve the use of heavy equipment such as: skidders, wood chippers, excavators, bulldozers, loaders, tri-axle haul trucks, tractor trailers, zoom booms and cranes. Please be advised of an increase in haul traffic on Highways 11 and 584, the Hardrock Road and Old Arena Road. For health and safety reasons, we wish to caution the general public to limit non-essential traffic within Hardrock Road and the Temporary Effluent Water Treatment Plant area during the Early Earth Works and installation of modules. The safety of our employees, contractors and the general public is paramount as we continue to prepare for construction of the Greenstone Mine.