Trans Mountain has completed difficult pipe crossing under Thompson River

In October 2020, the Crown corporation announced it would be re-drilling under the river, following what it called “technical challenges” encountered while installing pipe during its pipeline twinning project. Pipe that had already been installed last fall was removed and the existing path under the river re-drilled.

Trans Mountain has completed its pipeline crossing under the Thompson River between Kamloops Airport and Mission Flats Road.

Last October, the Crown corporation announced it would be re-drilling under the river, following what it called “technical challenges” encountered while installing pipe during its pipeline twinning project. Pipe that had already been installed last fall was removed and the existing path under the river re-drilled.

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According to a construction update issued by the company, the pipeline crossing under the Thompson River was competed this past December and cleanup in the area is now finished.

Work crews will now be focusing on pipeline construction along Tranquille Road, next to the airport.

Pipeline construction is also now complete on the south side of Kenna Cartwright Park and work is ongoing along the north side of the park. Rock blasting, pipe welding and installation will continue on the north side into the summer.

Trans Mountain expects to be busy laying pipe above Westsyde Road into the summer, while crews in the Lac Du Bois area north of the city anticipate beginning steep slope pipe installation near Ord Road in the next six to eight weeks.

To find out more about Trans Mountain construction activities taking place in Kamloops, check out the company’s interactive map.

 

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