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Gravel Operations and Asphalt Processing for the SWCRR

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Ward 6 official website Gravel Operations
Gravel Crushing (Photo: Scott Dippel/CBC)
Photo: Scott Dippel/CBC
The Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) project has two gravel operations, one located at the south end of the project, within the project footprint—the 162 Avenue interchange will eventually be located here—and at the north end of the project, within the footprint of the West Calgary Ring Road (WCRR).
 
Crushing equipment has been moved into place and crushing operations are beginning at the north gravel site near the intersection of Old Banff Coach Road and 101 Street SW.  Alberta Transportation will be working closely with the project contractor to ensure that all recommendations and mitigation measures identified in the report are implemented.
 
Fine particulate matter, silica, dust, wind and noise levels will be regularly monitored throughout the duration of the gravel operation to ensure public health and welfare.
 
Air quality monitoring data will be posted here on the Alberta Transportation website as it becomes available:
 
Asphalt Processing
 
Alberta Transportation has been working with KGL to find a preferred location for the north asphalt plant, one with the least impact to area residents. The chosen location is in West Strathcona, south of Highway 8, west of Sarcee Trail and the Lakeview community, within the Transportation Utility Corridor, between 1 and 1.5 kilometres from the nearest home. The contractor will adhere to Alberta’s Code of Practice for Asphalt Processing Plants, which lays out environmental requirements and manages emissions.
 
Preliminary work to set-up the plan will begin June 5, and operations will continue until October 2020.
 
Hours of work will be from 7am to 10pm Monday to Saturday, and from 9am to 10pm on Sunday and holidays.
 
The asphalt plant will be decommissioned in the fall of 2020, enabling KGL to complete a small portion of the work fest of the ring road on Strathcona Street by the scheduled completion date of October 2021.
 
 

 

 

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