Road Allowance Investigations

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Road Allowance Investigations

AFW_WEBWorking on behalf of the PHAI Management Office, Amec Foster Wheeler will conduct three activities simultaneously – service utility locates, traditional land surveys and gamma radiological scans – so, at any point, residents may see one or all of these activities in their neighbourhood.

For ease of testing, the contractor has divided the areas being tested into six groups.

Current Road Allowance Investigations

Phase 1 of the road allowance testing is complete

The first phase of radiological investigations on approximately 175 road allowances, laneways and rights-of-way in Port Hope is complete, with final reports expected this summer. The investigations included service utility locates, traditional land surveying and gamma radiological scans.

The second phase – borehole drilling/soil sampling – is expected to get underway in 2017. The road allowance investigations are being conducted as part of the Property Radiological Survey to test for the presence of historic low-level radioactive waste. Road allowances that do not meet PHAI Clean-up Criteria will be remediated as part of the cleanup of major sites and residential properties, scheduled to begin in 2018.

This work is being done as part of the Property Radiological Survey

 

Fast facts about the road allowance testing:Road-allowance-equipment_collage

  • No road closings are anticipated.
  • The work is expected to take approximately eight months.
  • Approximately 175 road allowances, alleys and laneways will be investigated; all other road allowances were tested in 2001.
  • Earlier work identified the 175 road allowances and rights-of-way that are the subject of the current work.
  • Results from this testing will determine which road allowances will require follow-up borehole drilling/soil sampling for low-level radioactive waste, expected to take place in 2017.

 

June 2, 2016