Fortis Group began transporting steel pipes for the WLNG pipeline project

        Beginning next week, October 23, FortisBC contractors will begin transporting steel pipe (commonly known as line pipe) for the Eagle Mountain-Woodfibre natural gas pipeline project. The pipes will be transported from the Squamish terminal to the construction site on BC Rail property.
        Delivery times: from 7:00 to 18:00 from Monday to Friday and from 8:00 to 18:00 on Saturdays. The work will last three weeks.
        “During this period, you may notice an increase in traffic on the roads and expect longer travel times,” FortisBC said. “We expect traffic volumes to increase by approximately five trucks per hour compared to existing traffic, which means that during the peak period traffic will increase.” by 1–3%.”
        Fortis said the trucks will travel on designated truck routes in the area, including Third Avenue, Vancouver Street, Loggers Lane, Cleveland Avenue, Highway 99, Industrial Road, Queens Boulevard and Government Road. To mitigate the impact, Fortis said the company will aggressively reduce the number of round trips per day from approximately 80 to 50. Fortis can be reached at 1-855-380-5784 or
        Fortis also plans to upgrade several forest roads along the planned pipeline to improve vehicle access. Starting this week, company contractors will begin upgrading the northern end of the Stawamus-Indian River Forest Road. Traffic impacts will include intermittent road closures starting approximately 10 kilometers north of the road to its intersection with the Mamquam River Forest Service Road.
        Beginning in mid-October, crews will dig on BC Rail property in Squamish to build an access tunnel for a tunnel boring machine. Working hours are typically Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Contractors may occasionally work Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
        Travelers nearby may hear the noise of heavy equipment, and there may be traffic congestion as crews move materials to and from the site. The work is the first step in constructing a nine-kilometre underground tunnel beneath the Squallville Squamish Estuary Wildlife Management Area. “We consulted with the Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) and came to a decision on an underground tunnel that protects the sensitive ecosystem of the WMA,” FortisBC said.
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Post time: Oct-20-2023