August 30th, 2019
BC Hydro has started testing the five-kilometre-long till conveyor system for Site C. This is the first step in preparing for the beginning of conveyor operations in September. During this phase, we will test different sections of the conveyor belt to ensure it is running smoothly.
The conveyor, which runs from the 85th Avenue Industrial Lands to the dam site, will carry glacial till, an impervious clay-like material that will form the core of the Site C dam.
The conveyor system was chosen as the primary form of transport because it will reduce traffic on local roads, create fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and result in less noise and dust.
Safety is our top priority
Safety is our top priority at BC Hydro. We are working with our contractors to ensure work is planned and managed effectively. We ask nearby residents to use caution and stay clear of the conveyor area, which will be an active construction zone until we complete the Site C project.
We understand that conveyor operations may be disruptive to people living nearby, and thank you for your patience as we work to finish the Site C project safely.
Our community relations team is always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
What to expect
Above: Conveyor belt route
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