This work will create typical noise associated with construction. There will be two cases where the crew will need to work continuously for up to 36 hours in order to pull the steel liner pipe and plastic pipes underneath the river.
We will take measures to ensure we comply with the City of Edmonton’s Community Standards Bylaw for Noise Control. Should it be necessary to temporarily exceed acceptable noise levels or go past typical construction hours, we will work with the City of Edmonton to obtain the necessary permits.
We are committed to public and employee safety. All construction activities will be in accordance with City of Edmonton bylaws, Occupational Health & Safety requirements, and EPCOR’s strict health, safety and environment procedures and guidelines. The work area will be maintained in a safe and secure manner and fencing will be placed around all excavations and drilling sites.
Equipment will include EPCOR vehicles, hydrovac trucks, barricades, fencing, a directional drill rig, backhoes, and other various construction equipment.
Grass areas will be re-seeded after the work is complete. For safety reasons, trees cannot be replanted on top or near the new duct bank as their roots could cause heat buildup and interfere with the functioning of the circuits.
Temporary access road/trail disruptions
A temporary access road (shown in a green dashed line on the map) will be required to allow vehicles to bring equipment to the drilling site. There may be a temporary closure of the trail path that will last up to one day to install the access road. If a trail closure is required, the date will be updated on our website and signs posted at the closure location.
During construction, there will be periodic disruptions to the trail path. Construction flaggers will be present to safely guide vehicles as they cross the path.