Today marks the 120th day of construction, into a decade long project. BC Hyrdo allows contractors to work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, meaning the work could be literally non-stop.
In the first 120 days of construction, work crews have been undertaking site preparation activities, including:
- clearing trees and vegetation at the dam site
- upgrading public roads
- building access roads at the dam site
- constructing a 1,600-person worker accommodation facility
- excavation and slope stabilization and starting work on a temporary construction bridge across the Peace River
- As of the end of September, there were approximately 600 people working on the project, including approximately 450 workers from B.C.
- An estimated 10,000 jobs will be created during the decade of construction.
- More than 1,000 people and over 200 businesses participated in jobs fairs and business-to-business networking sessions in October in Tumbler Ridge, Chetwynd and Fort St. John.
- $3.2 billion will be added to the provincial economy from the purchase of goods and services during Site C construction, including $130 million to the regional economy.
- $40 million in tax revenues will be provided to local governments during construction.
- Site C construction activities will contribute $179 million in provincial revenues and $270 million in federal revenues during the construction period.
- A temporary 300-person work camp has been set up on site to house workers while the 1,600-person lodge is constructed.
- 3,516 - Single Family Homes
- 1,200 - Townhomes, Duplexes, Row-Homes
- 1,151 - Apartments