Kemano Road Reconstruction
Client: Rio Tinto Alcan
General Contractor: J. Oviatt Contracting
Date: June to September, 2011
Contract: Time & Materials
Scope: Road reconstruction and widening from the Kemano powerhouse to Horetzky road (elevations 1600–2900 m), including: 9500 m2 clearing and grubbing; 9,000 m2 gradework; 277 m supplied and placed culverts; 5,600 m ditching; 6175 m3 sub-base; supplied and placed jersey barriers and rock filled gabion baskets along 80% of the road length; constructed new MSE wire wall retaining structure; drilling, blasting, rock scaling; dangerous tree removal; and signage.
Challenges: Remote location with barge-only access.