In 2010, The Willow Creek and the Brule Mines – both located west of Chetwynd, BC – were in need of a 63 km all-weather, heavy haul road to connect the two mines and endure the use of 110 T coal haul units.

 Arthon cleared, grubbed, pioneered, and constructed 25 km of new heavy haul road, including three high pressure gas pipeline crossings, in addition to upgrading another 38 km of existing haul road from the Brule Mine to the Willow Creek Mine processing and railroad load-out site.

Scope of Work

Work on the Falling Creek Access Road included the clearing, grubbing, and pioneering of a new haul road as well as the upgrading of an existing haul road. Construction included culverts, subgrade prep, ditching, slope stabilization, gravelling, and revegetation.

Throughout the project we were proud to work with the West Moberly First Nations as well as 4 Evergreen Resources LP, a flagship company of the Saulteau First Nations. These groups assisted Arthon in the construction of a resource road project for Western Coal/Walter Energy, south-west of Chetwynd, BC. This working relationship continued successfully throughout the project.

Challenges overcome on this project involved:

  • Working near active railways
  • Remote location

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