The access road is now done but not accessible
After less than three months of work, the construction of the access road is now completed. The contractor GÉLY Construction respected the proposed timeline and the workers are closing the site in the coming days. The private road will not be accessible until the construction of the new centre has started. During this time, rocks will be placed at the entrance of the new road to restrict access up to July 2020. The collaboration of all Kuujjuamiut will be required to not wander around this location because it remains a construction site environment.
Several steps were needed to build this new road including tracing the rough pavement, breaking rocks for excavation along the road, installing culverts and making drainage ditches. About 60 blasting activities were done in a well controlled environment. No incidents were reported.
Furthermore, the previous months have been busy on site not only for the construction of the access road but also of the parking lot for the new centre as well as the preparation of two building pads for the staff houses.
Our Isuarsivik team is pleased to have not experienced any delay in this first phase of a major $40.5 million project and is still strongly committed to make it a success at all levels in respect of the culture, the land, the vegetation and animals. While the aesthetic impact of the road was different than anticipated, the team has been proactive. Various strategies have been explored to mitigate and encourage regrowth of the flora at the site.