On November 22, 2013 the Seaterra Commission approved the award of a contract for the design of the Arbutus Road Attenuation Tank. Design work will now commence with survey work, environmental assessment, arborist/tree assessment, and geotechnical work.
Geotechnical work is straight-forward and will be completed in about 3 days. It involves using a small drill rig to drill 6-inch diameter holes into the ground (about 5-8 metres deep) and obtain samples to determine existing ground conditions. The rig is booked to start the work on Friday, December 13 to drill 3 or 4 holes in the proposed tank area. The rig can complete this work within the existing network of roads on the proposed tank site (no additional clearing is required). On Wednesday, December 18, the rig will then drill some holes along Arbutus Road to determine the ground conditions along the road so that the road frontage improvements can be designed.
The holes will either be immediately backfilled or capped.
All initial reports will be complete in January and the consultant will prepare some alternative design options in February. Information can then be presented to the community in March.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact either Malcolm Cowley, Manager Engineering Design Services, at 250-360-3066 or myself at 250-360-3623.