J.A.M.E.S. Dyke

Martens Asphalt completed construction of a new dyke protection system and raising of the existing dyke at the Joint Abbotsford Mission Environmental Systems Wastewater Treatment Plant (JAMES) Plant in Abbotsford BC.  The project was given high priority for completion as Environment Canada indicated the Fraser River was expected to rise to flood levels due to the large snow pack.  Upon award Martens mobilized within 24 hours and proceeded to construct a dyke around the perimeter of the Plant. This work was executed  under a seven day per week schedule, 12 hours a day, within a 30-day completion window,  in preparation for an unusually large spring 2007 freshet.  Project works comprised site clearing and grubbing, placement of 24,000 mT of  gravel to construct 500m of dyking, construction of a 250m long lock-block wall, excavation, drainage, asphalt paving and fencing.  The Team was well versed in all methods and procedures that ensured the protection of the environment.