As project planning for the FortisBC Eagle Mountain Pipeline continues, FortisBC, with their sub-consultant Jacobs, are planning to carry out geotechnical work along forest service roads in the Stawamus Valley and Indian River Valley. For any Nation specific concerns please contact us at 604-351-4610.
Geotechnical investigations involve drilling narrow, vertical holes so we can learn more about the subsurface soil and rock conditions. Beginning in mid-September, the work will start near the 25-kilometre post of the Stawamus/Indian River Forest Service Road. Geotechnical work and other geophysical investigations will take place at various other locations along the forest service road and existing FortisBC right of way, including Ray Creek and Hixon Creek. Signage will be posted at the entrance to the forest service roads.
Environmental monitors will be onsite to make sure the work meets environmental requirements, and all work spaces will be carefully cleaned up once work is finished. Partial access restrictions may be required along these forest service roads for this work to be completed safely. The work is expected to be completed by mid-November.