June 28, 2021
Planned activities for the week of June 28th include Tree Clearing, continuing to advance the Early Earth Works, the construction of the Temporary Power Line, the East Service Road and the Temporary Plant Site Access roads along with the installation of modules and steel structure.
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 the Temporary Effluent Water Treatment Plant project component. The Temporary Effluent Water Treatment Plant is located South of Hardrock Road, includes 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. Other activities taking place at the Temporary Effluent Water Treatment Plant area include the erection of modules and steel structure. The erection of lodging facility modules within the Temporary Lodging Facility pad area located South of Old Arena Road will continue including the commencement of the erection of the waste shelter which will house the grey water reservoir. These activities will cause additional tractor trailer traffic on Highway 584 and Old Arena Road leading to the Temporary Lodging Facility entrance. The East Service Road adjoining Highway 11 and Hardrock Road will continue road construction activities. The Temporary Plant Site Access Road adjoining Highway 11, past the Greenstone OPP Detachment and across from the Mosher Shaft will continue road construction activities. The Temporary Power Line construction will commence with the installation of power line poles between MacLeod Townsite and the Mosher Shaft along the southern boundary of the Kenogamisis Golf Course. The Temporary Power Line will distribute power to each project area during the construction phase.
The Tree Clearing, Early Earth Works, Road Construction, the installation of modules and steel structure and power line poles 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 erection of modules and steel structure.
The safety of our employees, contractors and the general public is paramount as we continue to prepare for construction of the Greenstone Mine.