Site preparation for roadways, parking lots, and drainage ponds included the clearing and stripping of organic materials and on site cut-to-fill. Earthworks included the removal of 20,000 m3 of unsuitable material and its replacement with 18,000 m3 of sub-grade structural fill in these areas. Underground utilities (force main sewer, municipal water, fire protection water) and electrical trenching for a 2500-person lodge-style camp were installed. Four lined settling ponds and associated on site and off site storm drainage were constructed. A paved municipal access road with sidewalks and curbs was completed to District of Kitimat specifications.