Wacor Holdings Ltd. & McElhanney Ltd. is working with the Strathcona Regional District to complete upgrades for the Glenmore Road Dike funded through the UBCM Structural Flood Mitigation Grant. Through a Request for Proposal process, a joint submission received from Wacor-McElhanney was the winning submission and the contract was awarded to the joint team.
Work will be completed on the entirety of the dike, these activities include test pits, vegetation maintenance, rebuilding the North end of the dike, as well as replacing the outlet box.
June 3, 2019 and to be completed by Sept 30, 2019
Hours of operation are 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
If your lot backs directly onto the dike, please ensure that any property on, or adjacent to the dike has been removed to help facilitate the work.
Alex Bates, McElhanney
FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions
Protocols on site
What type of fire mitigation activities will be implemented if it is quite dry?
The contractor will have a fully loaded water truck on site at all times, the intention is to have a hydrant permit for the hydrant located at 2267 Glenmore Road as the water source. Gas & Electric pumps plus hose will be onsite to utilize the Oyster River water as a back up source. Each Excavator and Pick-up truck has a fire extinguisher. In extreme heat and wind conditions work will cease.
Fish window and why is work is taking place during this time period?
Work is being completed during this time period as the Oyster River is at the low flow season and within acceptable work windows for the protection of fish and fish habitat. The work has been deemed to be outside the critical habitat area, and well away from the main stem of the river. No work is being completed within the river channel. All work will fall within the guidelines set out by Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Working Near Water, and the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development: Senior Regional Specialist, Water and Dike Safety, under the Dike Maintenance Act
What environmental considerations will be taking place such as bird surveys and erosion/sediment control (keeping silt out)?
Bird surveys will be completed prior to vegetation removal to make sure there is no nesting in any of the trees to be removed. The contractor will install erosion/sediment measurements as required. This will primarily entail silt fence on the river side of the dike where any earth works are completed. Also on the River side of any temporary stockpiled material.
Off site activities
How much rip/rap and materials do we anticipate will be stored on the barren SRD lot?
At this time the contractor intends to not store any Riprap or material for reuse on the SRD lot. The intentions of the contractor is to deliver Riprap to site at the time of placement. The intention is to stockpile any material for reuse beside the dike, if this option does not work as planned than some material may be stockpiled in the SRD lot.
Anticipated work schedule?
What week will the vegetation clearing take place?
Schedule is still dependent on approval of the works, but the hope is to be working on vegetation removal for the week of June 17-21.
What are the anticipated times/dates trucks may be going through area consistently?
This is also dependent on approval of the works, but the anticipated start date is July 1, with trucks coming and going to site from 7am-7pm.