BC Hydro’s Site C Dam project has been underway for the past year and has made some great progress. The project was purposed in March of 2014 had begun construction earlier this year. It has so far employed over 1,494 B.C. workers which has risen 83% since May 2016.
Here is a list of the current milestones highlighted in the BC Hydro Site C Project Summer 2016 Update.
- Upon completing the first two phases of construction, Over 1,200 rooms and amenities have been made available for workers.
- Project Health Clinic is open, the clinic provides the workforce with primary and preventative health care treatment services
- Construction of a new view point on the north blank of the Peace River. The viewpoint located above the dam site provides a safe viewing platform for the public. It is expected to be completed in the fall of this year.
- Construction and road improvements on 240 Road and 269 Road are nearly complete
- Logging trucks continue to haul timber out of the site, currently over 2.5 million cubic metres of materials has been excavated ad relocated
- Over 900 hectares has been cleared for site preparation work
- Over 65,000 cubic metres of timber has been sent to mils for processing
Still to Come
Here is a list of what is still to come based on the construction schedule:
- Continued construction traffic from excavation and material relocation
- Temporary construction bridge work
- Clearing lower reservoir to Cache Creek
- Transmission line construction
- Earthfill dam
- Cofferdams and diversion tunnels
The completed project is estimated to provide 410,000 homes per year for the next 100 years. More workers are expected to be hired to start construction on the dam itself. Construction is expected to span over the next eight years.
To see up to date information on this project visit sitecproject.com.