Areas of impact are being confirmed and environmental investigations are ongoing. The final detailed design will include commitments to avoid and/or mitigate environmental impacts and will be documented in future design and construction reports.
Environmental mitigation measures will be developed to:
Minimize footprint impacts to forested areas; Construction equipment and materials shall not enter forest outside of defined construction area.
Minimize impacts to fish habitat and watercourse crossings; Construction to avoid fish migration periods.
Minimize impacts to the shallow groundwater table; Construction to include monitoring of nearby wells.
Minimize erosion and exposed ground surface; Design to minimize disturbed areas and construction to include erosion and sediment control measures.
Minimize stormwater highway runoff; Design to provide storm water management features.
Minimize impacts to noise and air quality; Noise and dust emissions shall be limited during construction.