Bus Éireann announces commencement of redevelopment works at Roxboro bus depot…

first_imgLimerickNewsTransportBus Éireann announces commencement of redevelopment works at Roxboro bus depot and maintenance facilityBy Sarah Carr – April 23, 2021 198 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSBus ÉireannKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostRoxboro Road Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous article€6.5m for ground-breaking projects in Limerick under Disruptive Technologies FundNext articleLimerick’s 2021 National League fixtures confirmed Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Email Facebook WhatsApp 22/4/2021 With Compliments. Attending the Bus Éireann announcement of commencement of redevelopment works at Roxboro road bus depot and maintenance facility werePhotograph Liam Burke/Press 22BUS Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, has today announced the commencement of its redevelopment of Roxboro bus depot and maintenance facility at Roxboro Road in Limerick.Phase one of the redevelopment project represents a significant investment of €3.7m and will provide a new building and improved facilities for over 200 Bus Éireann employees, including School Transport, based at the site. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Roxboro depot is also home to a fleet of over 100 vehicles which operate 24 daily routes across Limerick City and County. Phase two of the project will focus on extending the main Bus Éireann garage, further developing a sustainable future for Limerick, enabling the future conversion of the Limerick urban bus fleet to fully electric vehicles.“Bus Éireann is pleased to announce the commencement of these substantial redevelopment works in Roxboro”, said Regional Operations Manager West for Bus Éireann, Brian Connolly. “Bus Éireann is an integral part of Limerick and its community, carrying more than four million passengers in Limerick City and County every year. The city bus service network saw considerable passenger growth of 35% in the three years prior to the pandemic and we expect this to increase significantly in the coming years.“The Roxboro redevelopment project will facilitate Bus Éireann in delivering increased public transport capacity and connectivity to key destinations for customers in Limerick, while also allowing us to build on enhanced services and increased frequency in conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA), as outlined in the Limerick Shannon Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy”.Bus Éireann has appointed Limerick-based Conack Construction Ltd. to undertake the first phase of the redevelopment project which will employ up to 60 people at the Roxboro site and is expected to take 12 months to complete. The redevelopment at Roxboro depot is permitted to proceed under Level 5 restrictions as it is categorised by the Government as repair, maintenance and construction of critical transport and utility infrastructure.Bus Éireann recently introduced significant enhancements to Limerick City and Urban services in December 2020, funded by the National Transport Authority through the Government’s July Stimulus. They included both new services and increased frequency on existing services.In Limerick city, the frequency of Route 303 (Pineview – City Centre – Southill) has doubled to every 15 minutes, with more services offered in the evenings and weekend. The route now also extends to include Georgian Village, to address additional housing and growing demand in the area.Route 323/323x (Nenagh to Limerick via Ballina, Birdhill and Castleconnell), now connects Portroe directly to Limerick for the first time by public transport as well as offering seven daily weekday round trips and three daily Sunday round trips with all services operate via the University of Limerick Campus.Other routes included in the enhancement package were Route 306 (Edward St – City Centre – Ballynanty – Glenagross) and Route 345 (Scariff to Limerick via Killaloe).Bus Éireann and Expressway services continue to operate at a capacity of 25% under Level 5 restrictions and Government advice is that public transport should be avoided unless the travel is essential.Bus Éireann encourages customers to use Leap Cards, Automatic Ticket Machines and online ticket purchase to minimise the use of cash. Tickets can be purchased at www.buseireann.ie Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

Giggs keen to make United smile

first_img The midfielder said the season under Moyes had been “frustrating” and he wants to restore some pride in his four games in charge. “It’s a proud moment for me to manage Manchester United and it’s one I will enjoy,” said Giggs, who will take his place in the dugout for the first time against Norwich on Saturday. “I want to bring back some smiles on the faces of the fans. “I can’t wait for the game, the players are excited too. “I know the stadium will be bouncing.” Moyes left United seventh in the Barclays Premier League, some 23 points behind leaders Liverpool. Moyes was dogged by rumours – always denied by the Scot – that he did not have a good relationship with his players. Giggs took time to thank his manager at the start of his press conference. “I’d like to thank David for giving me my first chance in coaching,” said Giggs, who was appointed first-team coach when Moyes arrived. “It was something I’ll always remember when he rang me in the summer and asked me to come on board. “Obviously I was still playing but he’s given me my first opportunity of a coaching role.” But despite Giggs’ warm words about Moyes, there was a feeling around Carrington on Friday morning that everyone at the club was keen to move on and forget the 10 torturous months under the former Everton boss. United were flat, unimaginative and slow in Moyes’ final game in charge – a 2-0 loss at Goodison Park. Giggs, the club’s most decorated player, wants to bring a bit of flair back to Old Trafford. “It’s been a frustrating season for everyone,” said 40-year-old, who has won 13 Premier League titles with the club. “We win together and lose together and in these remaining four games, I want to bring the positivity back. “We have three home games at Old Trafford, where the home form hasn’t been great, and I want to see goals, tackles, players taking players on and getting the crowd up. “I want the passion that should come with being a Manchester United player.” Giggs came through the youth ranks at Old Trafford and was part of the famed ‘Class of ’92’ that helped contribute to so much of the club’s success under Sir Alex Ferguson. The club’s record appearance maker could not hide his delight at being appointed interim manager. “I am proud to be managing Manchester United for the remaining games,” said Giggs, who has played 962 times for the club. “It’s a club I’ve been associated with for 25 years and it’s a proud moment for me and one I will enjoy. “I’ve enjoyed the week and I’m proud more than anything. It’s probably the proudest moment of my career. “It has been a difficult week for the club and it was a shock to me on Tuesday when I spoke to Ed and he informed me David was leaving and then asked me to take over. “It’s been a bit of a whirlwind week for me but one I’ve enjoyed – it has been different, chaotic and I’ve been getting a little taste as it’s my fourth day in the job. “I can never imagine what you have to do and things it entails being a Manchester United manager.” Giggs, who started taking his UEFA pro-license at the beginning of the season, is not being considered by the United board as a replacement for Moyes. A lot of United fans would like to see Giggs in charge next year, but he refused to reveal his plans beyond the end of the season. “I’m just concentrating on a short term,” Giggs said. “I am concentrating on the four games remaining. “After that, I’ve not really thought about it.” Even though he turns 41 in seven months, Giggs’ fitness levels are still good, and he has not ruled out extending his playing career by at least another year. The Welshman is keen to play a part in United’s games on the pitch so will consider naming himself in the squad for Saturday’s game against struggling Norwich. “I’ve just given myself a five-year contract,” he joked. “I haven’t done much this week but I am still involved as a player as well.” Giggs has been so busy this week that he has not had time to consider whether he will wear a suit or tracksuit in the dugout on Saturday. “I haven’t decided. You’ll have to wait and see,” said Giggs, who will be assisted by former United trio Phil Neville, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes during his interim reign. Ryan Giggs has vowed to put a smile back on the faces of Manchester United fans. Giggs was appointed interim player-manager on Tuesday following the sacking of David Moyes. The Welshman was in a good mood as he conducted his first press conference, even joking that he had given himself a new five-year contract. Press Associationlast_img read more

Cahill named new Chelsea captain

first_imgBut Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has now confirmed that the England international will be captain on a permanent basis, albeit he wants the club’s other experienced players to also show their leadership qualities.“I think that it’s right to continue with Cahill. If he plays, it’s right he’s the captain,” said Conte.“Why? Because he stayed in Chelsea for many years and played a lot of games and showed good characteristics to be this.“I think also we can have other captains in our team, could be [Cesar] Azpilicueta, [David] Luiz, and also, in the future, it could be Thibaut Courtois, Cesc Fabregas.“I think every single player must improve in this and understand [they have] to take more responsibility because we lost big players and we need now to find these new players to create this fundamental for Chelsea. It is very important for our future success to create this base.“But I think right now it’s right to give the armband to Gary. He’s playing with the club for many years, he has the right characteristic to be a good captain.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea’s defender Gary Cahill celebrates scoring against Everton on April 30, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 24- Gary Cahill has been named as Chelsea’s new permanent captain after the departure of long-time skipper John Terry.Cahill wore the armband for much of last season after fellow centre-half Terry was largely restricted to a substitute’s role.last_img read more

Rudolfensis and the Red-Nosed Paleoanthropologist

first_imgAdd Leakey to Homo skulls and what do you get?  Headlines! — with fine print that undermines the celebration.The news media were full of headlines this week about our latest ape-like ancestors.  New Scientist announced, “Fossils confirm three early humans roamed Africa.”  Pallab Ghosh spoke for the BBC News, “New human species identified from Kenya fossils.”  PhysOrg trotted out the ever-ready cliche, “New Kenyan fossils shed light* on early human evolution.”  Live Science was slightly more tentative with “New Flat-Faced Human Species Possibly Discovered.”   They were reporting latest finds by Meave Leackey, Louis N. Leakey, Fred Spoor and team, announced forthrightly in Nature, “New fossils from Koobi Fora in northern Kenya confirm taxonomic diversity in early Homo” (Nature488, 09 August 2012, pp. 201–204, doi:10.1038/nature11322).  Trouble is, seasoned bone analyst Bernard Wood let most of the gas out of the bag in his analysis in the same issue of Nature (“Palaeoanthropology: Facing up to complexity,” Nature 488, 09 August 2012, pp. 162–163, doi:10.1038/488162a).It’s not that Bernard Wood doubts human evolution from apes.  He made that clear: “There must have been a ladder-like sequence of species connecting us with that common ancestor,” he said, speaking of “the ancestral species we share exclusively with chimpanzees and bonobos.”  Then he added, “but it is unclear whether our section of the ‘tree of life’ is restricted to this ancestor–descendant sequence, or whether it includes other, now extinct, lineages.”The gist of the find is that some new skull and jaw fragments found in Kenya by the Leakey-Spoor team seem to reinforce the idea the Homo rudolfensis, a.k.a. Skull 1470 that made a splash back in 1972, was an odd man out that might have represented an extinct lineage of Homo.  The problem, as Bernard Wood explains it, is that the data (as usual) are too fragmentary to confirm any one of several hypotheses.  There’s so much wiggle room in the data, he’s not sure what these new fossils mean.  Not only that, the other Homo fossils are still in disarray: H. habilis, H. erectus, H. ergaster, H. heidelbergensis, H. neanderthalensis – the whole gang.  Are they ancestors, extinct lineages, or all variations on the same human species?Wood believes there are “at least two” Homo species in the data, but he made statements that could make a creationist say “Aha!” (considering that they will deny the evolutionary dates assigned to these bones anyway).  For instance, he admitted that back in the 1970s there were questions whether the fossils from Koobi Fora represented different species or just males and females of the same species (he chose the former interpretation).  He also assumed back then that a particularly robust jaw went with the face of H. rudolfensis.  That has been refuted by the new finds, he said, leaving him to conclude that two or three separate lines of Homo coexisted.  His last paragraph, though, leaves enough gap to drive a truck through:So where do we go from here? More work needs to be done using the faces and lower jaws of modern humans and great apes to check how different the shapes of the palate and lower jaw can be among individuals in living species. We also need to find a way to formally estimate the likelihood that the OH 7 lower jaw came from the same species as either KNM-ER 60000 or KNM-ER 1802. If the latter can be accommodated within H. habilis, then all well and good, but if not (which I think is more likely), then could KNM-ER 1802 and its ilk represent a third species? Finally, some researchers have suggested that evidence from the face and jaws of H. habilis and H. rudolfensis, plus what little fossil evidence we have of these species’ other body regions, stretches the definition of the genus Homo too far. Perhaps these two taxa belonged to a different lineage from that from which H. sapiens arose? My prediction is that by 2064, 100 years after Leakey and colleagues’ description of H. habilis, researchers will view our current hypotheses about this phase of human evolution as remarkably simplistic.Did the news media include these confessions?  Only New Scientist mentioned Wood’s statement about stretching the definition of Homo too far.  Live Science and PhysOrg, decorating their articles with photos of the team looking very scientific with their tools, treated the statements of the discoverers as fact, saying they confirm the notion that there were three separate lineages of Homo living at the same time.  Pallab Ghosh at the BBC News was the most reckless, stating as a fact that a new species of Homo has been discovered by the Leakey team.  “With the discovery of the three new fossils researchers can say with more certainty that H.rudolfensis really was a separate type of human that existed around two million years ago alongside other species of humans,” he said, completely ignoring Wood’s remark about “our current hypotheses … as remarkably simplistic.” Ghosh captioned the press-release skull reconstruction positively: “A new species of human: One of several co-existing in Africa two million years ago.”Ghosh even included the old “march of progress” icon of apes evolving into humans, with the caption, “The March of Progress had many dead ends” (presumably exempting his own top end).  To nail it for Darwin, Ghosh quoted Meave Leakey (hardly a disinterested party), saying, “evolution really does work…. It leads to amazing adaptions and amazing species and we are one of them.”  She did not explain whether the truthfulness of her propositions could be derived from random mutations.For those of us who already know that their current hypotheses about human evolution are remarkably simplistic, ignore the latest self-serving Darwin Party infomercial and go back to work doing what good humans do: thinking rationally.For more on Homo rudolfensis, see 3/27/2007, and especially 5/27/2009.  For more on Homo habilis, see 8/09/2007,  7/13/2009, and 9/21/2009.  For entertainment, follow the “Early Man” category over time.*On “The Five” on Fox News today, Greg Gutfeld urged people to drop the phrase “shed light.”  The expression, he claimed, is a dodge.  When you have facts and numbers, you present them; when you don’t, you say your guesswork “sheds light” on whatever.  We agree: evolutionists, drop this worn-out, tired, useless expression!  (Actually, it does give us opportunities to show off Brett Miller’s great cartoon.) 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Rdio Launches Developer & Affiliate Platforms

first_img4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Streaming music subscription service Rdio today announced availability of a series of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that outside developers can use to add playback of Rdio’s 8 million song catalog and social features like popular playlists to their web applications. Developers that can sign up new subscribers to Rdio’s $5 or $10 per month paid services will receive a 2% to 3% commission for the lifetime of the subscriber. That could help create a small army of sales people that could sell Rdio in settings outside of the Rdio iPhone app, where Apple will soon begin taking a hefty 30% cut.Rdio subscribers will be able to listen to all the music in full through apps using the API, trial subscribers will be able to listen for seven days and non-subscribers will hear short previews. How many apps will want to integrate music for subscribers to another service? As an Rdio subscriber myself, I hope a lot will.Rdio is offering three types of APIs for the Web: one based on the much-loved open OEmbed standard, a REST API and a Web Playback API. Playback APIs for iOS and Android apps are forthcoming, the company says. In other words, the functionality and affiliate sales are focused for now on Web apps. That makes the most sense from a financial perspective, but whether streaming music service subscriptions can be sold in large numbers through the web, instead of through in-app purchases on proprietary platforms like Apple’s iOS, will be a big determinant of the viability of this low-margin new business. Rdio makes no mention of Apple in its announcement, but given the industry’s intense focus on Apple’s controversial new plan to take a 30% cut from subscriptions sold on its platform – it’s hard not to consider an affiliate program for Web-based sales of subscriptions in light of that.Will Web apps be able to generate a meaningful amount of interest in music that requires a subscription after seven days? There’s not a whole lot of options otherwise for quick and easy integration of music streaming. “Ever since our launch six months ago our API has been our most requested feature,” says Todd Berman, VP of engineering at Rdio. “Developers who have been looking for a way to integrate music into their web applications now have a way to do it easily, legally and accessibly. We’re also excited that our subscribers and the public will now be able to access Rdio content all over the web.”It’s a bold experiment but it would be great if it worked. It would be even greater if a standards-based API play ended up being what helped innovative music startups thrive despite concerns about Apple’s stranglehold over mobile platforms.The whole subscription streaming model still seems like an open question – I like it a lot myself but will it catch on generally? It’s hard to say. APIs for subscription streaming are a step even further out. It’s a bold experiment but it would be great if it worked. It would be even greater if a standards-based API play ended up being what helped innovative music startups thrive despite concerns about Apple’s stranglehold over mobile platforms.Rdio’s APIs are built on top of the Mashery API management platform. (Disclosure: Mashery is a long-time sponsor of ReadWriteWeb.)Below, Rdio’s new Mac desktop app, just released last week. marshall kirkpatrickcenter_img Tags:#Apple#music#NYT#web 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

Promoters: Pacquiao-Horn rematch won’t happen this year

first_imgJeff Horn, left, of Australia and Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fight during their WBO World welterweight title bout in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in the Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 50,000 people. (Photo by TERTIUS PICKARD / AP)BRISBANE, Australia — Manny Pacquiao won’t box Jeff Horn in a rematch of their WBO world welterweight title fight this year because the Filipino senator will be busy with government duties.Pacquiao’s unavailability for a proposed Nov. 12 bout was announced Friday by Australian promoters of the fight.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo The WBO said in a statement then that three of the five independent judges who scrutinized the bout awarded it to Horn, one awarded it to Pacquiao and one scored it a draw.The review concluded that Horn won seven rounds to Pacquiao’s five. The fight took place before 51,000 fans at an outdoor stadium in Brisbane.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Perpetual takes NCAA Shooting Stars crown NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Horn beat Pacquiao in a contentious unanimous decision in Brisbane on July 2. Pacquiao at the time said he wanted a rematch.“On behalf of the Philippines government, he (Pacquiao) will be part of a delegation that will visit China in the middle of his proposed preparation period for the fight,” local promoter Dean Lonergan said. “Pacquiao is committed to fighting again in 2018 and a rematch with Jeff Horn for the WBO world welterweight title.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAmerican contender Jesse Vargas, a former world title holder, could possibly take Pacquiao’s place for a fight later this year against Horn, the promoters said. Pacquiao beat Vargas in a unanimous decision last November in Las Vegas.A week after his loss to former schoolteacher Horn, Pacquiao said he still disagreed with the unanimous decision that resulted in him losing the welterweight title, despite an independent re-scoring of the fight confirming the unheralded Australian’s win. LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterslast_img read more

a day agoArsenal deliver Reiss Nelson update

first_imgArsenal deliver Reiss Nelson updateby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have posted an update on youngster Reiss Nelson.Nelson picked up a knee injury against Standard Liege earlier this month.And the Gunners says he’ll be ready to return to training in November.The club’s statement read: “Left knee (ligament injury). Sustained during the Standard Liege (h) match on October 3.”Aiming to return to full training in November. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ole Miss’ Laquon Treadwell, Who Suffered Gruesome Ankle Injury, Posts Video Of Himself On Treadmill

first_imgLaquon Treadwell runs on treadmill after injury.Ole Miss star wideout Laquon Treadwell suffered a gruesome injury against Auburn back on November 1, breaking his leg and dislocating his ankle in the Rebels’ loss to the Tigers. But less than three months later, it looks like he’s making some serious progress on his road to recovery. Wednesday night, Treadwell posted an Instagram video of himself jogging on a treadmill. It’s amazing to see after the severity of the injury.Before suffering the injury, Treadwell was one of the most feared wideouts in college football. Let’s hope he’s able to get back on the field and continue his successful career.last_img read more

UNC’s J.P. Tokoto Shows Athleticism With Ridiculous Block vs. BC

first_imgJ.P. Tokoto blocks a shot.North Carolina junior forward J.P. Tokoto is regarded as one of the best pure athletes in college basketball. Wednesday, he reminded us all of that fact in emphatic fashion. Tokoto, with his team leading 60-49 down the stretch, climbed the ladder to turn back a layup attempt by Boston College guard Dimitri Batten. Tokoto practically blocked the ball halfway up the backboard.The Tar Heels cruised today against Eagles. They’ll get Louisville on Thursday.last_img

Site C Construction Schedule for September 30th – October 13th 2019

first_imgOld Fort Road  Traffic delays due to the construction of a chain-up area.  Near Gate A to the dam site, drivers may encounter loose gravel and increased commercial traffic. Gravel sections have also developed near 85th Avenue.  Overnight deliveries of penstock pipes along Old Fort Road will result in rolling road closures and traffic delays. Deliveries will occur every one or two weeks.  Due to equipment delivery, there may be occasional short road closures along Old Fort Road from Tahltan Road to Gate B. Highway 29: Construction-related equipment will travel along Highway 29. Learn more at drivebc.ca. Other areas: Trucks with heavy loads will be accessing the dam site and other project areas, using public and resource roads. Equipment  Heavy machinery will be in the transmission line corridor. Please stay clear of the work areas.  Helicopters and commercial drones may be used to support investigative and construction works. Noise and vibration  Some noise and vibration may occur near the dam site and work areas, including the quarries. Other  During noxious weed inventories, crews will travel through areas to capture data. Areas, where herbicide has been applied, will be signposted.  Please stay clear of active in-river work areas along the Peace and Moberly rivers. These areas are identified with signage and markings. Conveyor system testing continues.  Work will use heavy machinery, resulting in noise, dust and vibration. Typical work hours are 7 am to 7 pm, seven days a week. Road sweeping and dust suppression will occur. Highway 29 Construction at Cache Creek East embankment continues. This includes vegetation removal, excavation of existing soils, placement and grading of granular materials and site drainage. Noxious weed inventory and treatment may occur along Highway 29 and in Wuthrich, Portage Mountain, and West Pine quarries. Cache Creek West construction continues. This includes grading, road construction, and drainage work. Archaeological studies will take place at Farrell Creek and Dry Creek. Portage Mountain Quarry operations will continue. This includes haul road capping, rip rap and road material production, sorting and stockpiling. Upgrades may occur to the Portage Mountain access road. Visit our website for more Highway 29 schedules, maps and construction updates. Reservoir area  Forestry and access road data collection and site investigations continue.  Clearing activities continue on islands in the Peace River, east of Halfway River. Boaters are asked to stay clear of the work area.  Clearing on the south banks of the eastern reservoir continues. Helicopters will be used.  Archaeological investigations may occur in support of reservoir access road design and construction. Transmission works  Transmission line construction will continue. This includes construction of stringing sites, helical pile foundation installation, and tower assembly. Work will continue on the western portion of the transmission line and will access the Peace Canyon and Peace Hill, Trapper Main, Boucher Lake and Medicine Woman road areas.  Maintenance work will continue on roads that provide access to the transmission corridor.  Clearing activities will occur on the western portion of the transmission line. This includes hand-falling and hauling logs to local mills. Wood waste will be chipped, mulched, spread as coarse woody debris or hauled off-site.  Road construction will continue in various locations on the transmission line right-of-way. This includes but is not limited to the Peace Canyon and Peace Hill, Trapper Main, Boucher Lake and Medicine Woman road areas. Other areas New: Geotechnical drilling to install groundwater monitors has begun in Hudson’s Hope.  Work is occurring downstream of the dam site for the Peace River side channel enhancements.  Aggregate and riprap production will continue in West Pine Quarry. We will transport material by rail to the dam site and by truck to Highway 29. WHAT TO EXPECT Work will take place during the day, night, and on the weekend until the project is completed. During this time, residents can expect: Traffic – please use caution and obey safety signage  FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The following outlines the construction details for the Site C project for September 30th – October 13th, 2019.Dam site area – north bank and south bank Construction continues on a chain-up area for project vehicles on Old Fort Road, near the Gate B entrance to Site C.  Pavement patching along Old Fort Road is nearing substantial completion.  Noxious weed inventory and treatment will occur in the main civil works area, on the banks of the Peace River.  Large sections of penstock pipe will be transported along Old Fort Road. This requires occasional overnight rolling closures, with short delays to traffic. Check our website for upcoming deliveries.  Construction of a wash station to limit the migration of invasive species continues.  Contractors will continue to mobilize equipment and materials to the site. This includes deliveries by rail and road.  Contractors are continuing construction and operations in their work areas: main civil works, generating station and spillways civil works, turbines and generators, and substation. Activities include drilling, blasting, crushing, earthmoving, tunnelling, concrete placement, and road maintenance. Tower and mobile cranes will be used.  Excavation, including in-river excavation, will progress on both banks of the Peace River.  Construction activities will continue. This could include drilling, blasting, crushing, earthmoving, tunnelling, concrete placement, and road maintenance. 85th Avenue Conveyor last_img read more