Client: Ministry of Transportation
Owner: Government of BC
Location: Kitimat, BC
Role: Prime Contractor
Timeline: July 2016 – September 2016
Bear Creek Group was awarded the 2.1 Kilometer Powerline Creek passing lane and intersection improvements June of 2016 and began early works of site preparation, utility location and relocating, clearing and grubbing.
Our sister company Spring Creek Aggregates, began crushing the materials for the project at the Kitimat River Hill pit. A total of 15,000 m3 of material was crushed for the two work sites.
Environmental challenges such as bird nesting and fish bearing creeks were a large concern whilst extending the four culverts and shaping the new road shoulder. The Bear Creek team managed these highly sensitive areas with experience, knowledge and teamwork to minimize any impact on the environment. Being a large swampy area under the old road shoulder and with old woody debris being discovered on a daily basis, large amounts of geo-fabric was installed to strengthen the base. Borrow materials for the sub base upwards of 23,000 m3 was placed on top the geo-fabric to bring the existing shoulder up to grade.
Sub base material was crushed and hauled to site by Spring Creek Aggregates with a mixture of side dumps, belly dumps and tandems. The 75 mm and 25 mm crush material were laid respectively in 300 mm lifts, compacted and tested for compaction quality. Asphalt paving was placed on top of these base layers which will ensure a quality finish and long life span, Bear Creek utilized Peters Brothers Paving for the 100 mm asphalt lift.
Bear Creek Group had their own quality manager and staff on site to manage quality control of the work process and to ensure the high standards of work as per the Ministries requirements