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May 21 2020

May construction update

Posted by Coastal GasLink

Coastal GasLink continued to safely progress essential activities in April to pave the way for the gradual ramp-up of work over the coming months, in accordance with recently issued government guidelines.

Clearing continues to safely advance along the route, with important progress made in Sections 1 and 6. Pipe deliveries by rail and truck have also continued, with 297 kilometres of pipe delivered to date.

A key focus for the near-term is managing erosion and sediment control to protect local waterways from potential run-off, and planning for additional site preparation activities.

Establishment of workforce accommodations is a key focus for the project and work is progressing in earnest across the project route, in partnership with Indigenous communities. Over the coming weeks, it’s expected that work will continue on the Vanderhoof, Huckleberry, and P2 Lodges, and to reconfigure 9A Lodge.

Read more about recent Coastal GasLink construction activities in our May Construction Update.



Each work site and workforce accommodation is unique, and we are working closely with Northern Health and our contractors to enhance our already robust health and safety program, and implement site-specific plans for active worksites, workforce accommodations, and transportation, in accordance with recently issued government guidelines. Our medical service provider, International SOS, is also providing guidance and expertise based on their extensive knowledge, and helping ensure our workers are healthy and fit for work through enhanced health screening measures.

As spring thaw comes to an end, we are preparing for a slow and steady increase in activities leading up to our summer construction program. Towards the end of May, we anticipate workforce numbers to gradually increase to approximately 650 workers – including those from local areas – with work focused on environmental monitoring and field work, grading, grubbing and site preparation to position the project for pipe assembly and installation later in the summer.

The health and safety of our workforce, their families, and surrounding communities is at the forefront of everything we do. That’s why work will only ramp up when all measures are implemented with the required approvals from local and provincial health authorities. We encourage you to visit our Health & Safety page for up to date information about the measures we are implementing to help keep everyone safe.