Cleanup project raises concerns about infrastructure damage

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100 MILE HOUSE, B.C. — A massive cleanup effort here by Imperial Oil will require 800 truck-loads of contaminated soil to be removed, and that is raising concerns about the impact on area roads.

The cleanup is in response to the discovery of gasoline under the old Hwy. 97 Esso station site, which was closed in 1989.

As part of the procedure, a new access road will be built stretching from local Tim Horton’s to the Red Coach Inn parking lot.

Not only will soil be removed, but about 800 dump truck loads will also be hauled in to replace it, which has caused city officials to voice their concern about the impact on the city’s roads.

But Imperial Oil officials assured local media that, “The former roadway will be restored.” They add, when the work is completed everything will be restored to the way it was before construction.

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