Skip ribbon commands
Skip to main content

Project timeline

This project will be completed in 2 stages, starting in May 2020 and we estimate the project will be finished by the end of 2023.

Stage 1 timeline

The first stage of this project will be completed in 6 different work locations and is scheduled to start in early May 2020, with anticipated completion by early 2022.

Stage 2 timeline

The second stage of the project is scheduled to occur in 2022-2023. We're currently in the design phase for this part of the project. We'll share information about Stage 2 when it's ready, here on epcor.com.  

Causes of possible schedule delays

While we always do our best to plan construction and abide by construction timelines communicated to the public, unexpected events can potentially occur which may delay the schedule. Some of these factors are:

Ground Conditions and Boulders

Geotechnical investigations have been completed along the alignment and we anticipate that the ground conditions are favourable for tunneling. However, there is a risk the TBM could encounter harder soil or boulders, which could slow down progress.

Delivery of the TBM

The TBM is being manufactured in China and being shipped through BC. If there are delays with shipping, the tunnelling portion of the project may be delayed.

Extreme Weather

Extreme weather including severe cold, heavy rains, high winds and lighting make working unsafe. During these conditions, the site will be shut down.