First major PHAI Port Granby project contract awarded
May 24, 2012 by Andrew Snook
Ambler and Co. Inc. have been chosen for the first key construction contract of the Port Granby Project in Clarington, Ont.
The Mississauga, Ont.-based company will upgrade a 1.6-kilometre stretch of Elliott Road, between Concession Road 1 and the site entrance for the long-term waste management facility in Clarington, Ont., which is scheduled to begin the bidding process in the winter of 2013 and start construction in 2014.
The $4-million road improvement contract will include: transforming a single-lane, dirt road into a two-lane, asphalt surface roadway; the installation of perimeter fencing; site clearing/grubbing north of Lakeshore Road and the construction of two storm water management ponds. Construction is scheduled to begin at the end of May 2012 and take approximately 34 weeks.
The Port Granby Project is one of two major projects for the Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI), a $1.27-billion federal environmental cleanup program designed to create a safe, long-term solution for managing historic low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) within the municipalities of Port Hope, Ont. and Clarington, Ont.
PHAI is a joint initiative between Natural Resources Canada, Atomic Energy Canada Limited and Public Works and Government Services Canada.
Elliot Road will be used for the transportation of clean construction material and for worker access to the site of the new long-term waste management facility.
Members of PHAI stated that Elliot Road would not be used for the transportation of waste from the current waste management facility to the new site. The waste will be transported on a dedicated internal access road starting in late 2014.