It’s been a busy time for work crews at the Little Long dam safety project located 90 kilometres north of Kapuskasing. Stakeholder Relations specialist Kate Cantin says construction crews have been working housing and offices at the site while respecting physical distancing rules and COVID-19 regulations.

“The camp is about 80 per cent complete, the offices are partially being utilized,” Cantin said. “Now what’s taking place is site preparation work, as well as some engineering work, and efforts are being focused on the design and development of an upstream wall.”

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Cantin says there are number of items to be done during the fall and winter.

“That includes relocating a transformer, and the installation of a temporary barge landing,” she noted. “We do continue to work with local indigenous communities, regulators and other stake holders to share information.”

The project consists of four sluice gates being added to the Adam Creek spillway as well as other reliability improvements to the Little Long Generating station. OPG officials say that the construction will help them comply with the updated dam safety requirements established by the province. The project is expected to be completed by 2023.