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Dike – Structural Upgrade

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.


SRD Project Manager:
Shaun Koopman, Protective Services Coordinator or 250.830.6702

Construction Manager:
Alex Bates, McElhanney

Progress Report:

This Progress Report has been prepared to provide an update on the status of the Glenmore Road Dike Upgrades. The scope of work for this project, which is expected to be completed in the Fall of 2019, includes test pits, vegetation maintenance, rebuilding the sections of the dike and replacing the flood box.

Completed Works – As of July 12, 2019, the following works have been completed:
• Test Pits – completed June 8, 2019.
• Vegetation Maintenance – completed from Sta. 0+000 to Sta. 0+350 (northwest and west sections of the dike) as of July 12, 2019. This equates to roughly 70% completion.
• Rebuilding Sections of the Dike – installation of clay plug completed from Sta. 0+000 to Sta. 0+040 (northwest section of the dike) as of July 12, 2019. This equates to roughly 25% completion.

Short-Term Work Plan – As of July 12, 2019, the following works have been planned:
• Vegetation Maintenance – planned from Sta. 0+615 to Sta. 0+500 (east section of the dike).
• Rebuilding Sections of the Dike – Installation of clay plug planned from Sta. 0+040 to Sta. 0+150 (northwest and west sections of the dike). Full Dike Rebuild from Station 0+135 to Sta. 0+150.

If you have any questions regarding the works outlined in this Progress Report, please contact the Construction Manager – Alex Bates


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.


Example of Machinery

As the project progresses, updates will be posted here.