BC Hydro warns of upcoming Canyon View Trail closures

BC Hydro is advising of two rounds of Canyon View Trail closures where it passes through the Station View Trail.

During these closures, needed for the John Hart project, people can walk the trail on either side of the Campbell River but the trail loop will not be in place.

The trail closures required near the substation area will be on Feb. 28 to March 6, and then from March 26 to April 6, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Signage will be in place to alert trail users and flaggers be on hand as needed.

“The first round of temporary closures, over seven days for construction safety, is to allow for the installation of the power poles near the top of the ridge where the trail passes by,” says BC Hydro spokesperson Stephen Watson. “The next round of closures is needed for 11 days to string the sets of conductor or power lines from pole to pole.”

BC Hydro’s project contractor, InPower BC, will be doing the work through its subcontractor FMI. The new power line will connect the underground generating station with the existing substation.

Trail users along the Station View Trail will encounter construction activities into April. There may be intermittent and short duration delays on the trail, with the work located on the south side of the pedestrian bridge crossing over the three penstocks. Flaggers will be on hand when needed to advise pedestrians of delays, or assist in safely navigating temporary alternative routes. BC Hydro advised of some trail closures in January to install the footings for the new power poles.