Some overhead powerlines along the Trans-Canada Highway are being relocated underground to accommodate the new infrastructure. Over the last few weeks the utility company has been using a combination of auguring (horizontal drilling) and guided pipe ramming (trenchless construction that uses a pneumatic hammer) to push casing pipe underground.
Crews have installed an echo barrier to reduce the sound and have been using an auger to bore the casing pipe as much as possible.
The casing pipe has now reached ground conditions that require using the pneumatic (compressed air) hammer. For the next several days (including Saturday and Sunday) residents can expect ongoing hammering, some equipment noise and vibrations.
We recognize this is difficult and have worked with the utility contractor to exhaust other options.
Thank you for your patience during construction.