Naramata Benchlands Phase 2 is a 42 lot subdivision development on the East side of Okanagan Lake in Naramata, BC. Utility installations include 650m of water and sanitary mains, 800m of sanitary force main, and Fortis Electrical servicing. Road gravels and bedding sand for the project were produced in a neighbouring borrow site and hauled to the new subdivision. Other project quantities include 40,000 m2 of clearing, 25,000 m3 of total excavation and 4,000 m2 of paving.
Hall Constructors is completing this initial phase of offsite civil work for Marcon Construction, which will provide access to Ledingham McAllister's master planned Southgate City. The work will include a new access road, complete with storm, sanitary, water, BC Hydro and street light upgrades as well as a fully signalized intersection at Griffith's Drive.
Storm Culvert work began with the demolition of an existing concrete headwall and box culvert. The inlet structure was replaced by a fibreglass headwall and 1350mm concrete pipe connected to a 3,050mm x 3,050mm box manhole 6m deep. The 1350mm pipe was then extended 100m from the manhole and tied into an existing CMP. Installation of the box manhole proved very difficult due to the extreme wet weather, the underlying wet and soft clay supporting the box manhole and the proximity to the guideway. The Roadwork portion included grading, paving, concrete curb and gutter and street lighting on Aberdeen Avenue. Work on Barnet Highway involved realignment of traffic island to effect the change in traffic pattern entering Aberdeen Avenue.
1.3km of 3-4m wide paved pathway including gravels, grading and 3 lock-block retaining walls. Main challenge was working between Highway 97 and Okanagan Lake in limited space with midsummer tourist traffic.
Hall Constructors is completing the offsite civil work on this project for Townline Construction. The work includes new Hydro, Telus, Shaw, street lighting and municipal service connections for the building, as well as sidewalk and road upgrades for the surrounding streets.
Supply and installation of a 8 ft diameter fibre-glass sanitary lift station, electrical kiosk, emergency generator, and communication equipment. Challenges with this project included navigating a small site constrained by existing electrical poles and completing commissioning of the lift station in -20C temperatures.
Apron removal, Utility relocations, mass detailed excavation and gravels. Construction airside presented access and co-ordination issues. Unknown location of underground utilities proved to be a challenge.