Notice of NSWWTP Weekend Work for Concrete Pour

The Project has received approval from the District of North Vancouver to complete a concrete pour, which is required for foundation construction of the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Project (the Project). This work will take place outside of regular hours, starting at 6 a.m. on Saturday, December 14 to 9 a.m. on Sunday, December 15, 2019.

What to expect

The concrete pour includes three main components:

  • Site prep work
    • Crews will clean, cover and regulate the temperature of the excavated area that has been reinforced with rebar.
    • This work must be done immediately before concrete arrives to ensure integrity of the foundation.
  • Concrete delivery and placement
  • The concrete will be delivered from two nearby plants – one adjacent to the Project site on McKeen Avenue, with truck access via the Philip Avenue Overpass. The other is located in Vancouver, with truck access via the Ironworker’s Bridge to Low Level Road and then West 1st
    • Approximately 40 trucks will be in operation to deliver the 240 loads of concrete required.
    • Traffic control and signage will be in place to safely direct traffic around the site.
    • Trucks delivering to site will reduce idling wherever possible and have received approval to be staged in the centre turning lane on West 1st
    • Concrete will be pumped from the trucks as they enter the site. Four pumps will be in operation at this time.
  • Foundation finishing and curing
    • A small number of personnel cure and finish concrete with small equipment and hand tools.
    • Work is contained to the site.

We do not anticipate an increase in noise related to concrete pour activities. However, businesses in the immediate area may experience an increase in noise due to the additional truck traffic required for concrete deliveries. In order to minimize these effects, concrete deliveries will be scheduled during the day as much as possible. Access to businesses will be maintained. All other Project construction activities will occur during regular working hours.