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Port Begins Work on New Maintenance and Warehouse Complex

EFFECTIVE MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016

PRINCE RUPERT, BRITISH COLUMBIA — The Port of Prince Rupert announced today a $16 million dollar investment in a new maintenance and warehouse complex, with construction scheduled to begin in two weeks. The facility will be located at the intersection of Scott Road and Highway 16.

Expansion of Fairview Container Terminal created a need to relocate the Port’s maintenance building, as DP World acquired the Port’s current facility as part of the terminal expansion. 

The new complex will be comprised of two buildings; the first housing the maintenance facility, and the second providing storage and warehouse space. The contract for the design and construction of the facility has been awarded to Coast Tsimshian Northern Contractors Alliance (CTNCA) in partnership with IDL Projects. Site clearing is scheduled to commence the week of September 6, 2016.

Throughout the duration of the project minimal impact to the public is anticipated. However, during the first stage of the project as site clearing and removal begins, scheduled blasting will interrupt road access to Scott Road and Highway 16 for approximately fifteen minutes per day during a month-long period beginning in late-October. Once the blasting schedule is finalized, it will be made available to the public via the Port’s website and social media channels.

The project is scheduled to be complete in September, 2017.

Any questions or concerns about the ongoing construction at the maintenance facility can be directed to the POPR’s public comment line by calling 250 627-5621. For residents interested in regular updates by email or SMS text message, visit ruperport.com/subscribe or text the word "maintenance" to 778 654-8400.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Michael Gurney
Manager, Corporate Communications
Prince Rupert Port Authority
Direct: 250 627-2509
Email: mgurney@rupertport.com