In May 2018, Tower Arctic LTD, a leader in large-scale projects in Canada's North, was awarded to build and repair a marine infrastructure near Koojesse Inlet in Nunavut in the Iqaluit region.
The contract consists in the construction of a deep-water port and the repair of the existing causeway and the municipal harbor.
Given the start of construction planned for mid-July 2018, the project is still in the planning phase. This phase consist of setting up all the methods that will be used during the project and to develop all the security measures.
near the Causeway
The Causeway is accessible through the designated blue zone. Users must park in the temporary parking lot. It is forbidden to enter the construction site.
Tower Arctic will continue to maintain the surface of the causeway ramp during the construction season.
Please, avoid putting your engine at maximum when launching or loading boats on your trailer. This makes big holes and ruts in the ramp. If you have trouble getting on or off the ramp, ask a Tower Arctic worker for help and we will come and help as soon as we can.
PLEASE NOTE THAT TOWER ARCTIC WILL BE TRANSPORTING BLASTED ROCKS USING THEIR 40T ROCK TRUCKS FROM THE DEEP SEA PORT TO THE SMALL CRAFT HARBOUR USING PUBLIC ROADS. EACH CONVOY WILL BE ESCORTED BY LIGHT DUTY VEHICLES.
HAUL ROAD DETAILS FROM DSP TO SCH GO AS FOLLOW:
RIGHT TURN ON ALANNGUA ROAD
RIGHT TURN ON NIURAIVI ROAD TOWARDS SEA LIFT BEACH AREA
CONTINUE ON THE SEA LIFT BEACH AREA TOWARDS SMALL CRAFT HARBOUR FOLLOWING THE HIGH TIDE MARK
TURN RIGHT ON QIA OWNED ROAD AT PUMP STATION #1 BEHIND THE NORTH MALL
RIGHT TURN ON SINAA STREET TO WORK SITE
At Deep Sea Port
BLASTING will start the week of June 15th and continue until November. Like last year, a safety area of 500 m for blasting will be set up.
It is important to respect this safety zone at all times.Tower Arctic will give notices daily prior to any blasting (via Website WWW.TOWERARCTIC.NET, site board and radio).
Tower Arctic will make sure that no one is in the 500 perimeter zone. The Blaster will give 12 blows of a horn to notify the blast ignition. The Long horn blow afterwards will let you know that the zone is safe again.
At Small Craft Harbour
Work at the SCH will start at 7 am until 10 pm. As last year, the heavy truck will haul rock from the Deep Sea Port area to the Small Craft Harbour. The beach at SCH will need to be cleared by June 15th as work will start the week of June 15th.
Truck traffic will start the week of June 15th .Pay attention to road signs and to Tower Arctic Staff who will coordinate traffic on site near the boat launch ramp and during storms.
The main route used for hauling materials such as stone from the quarry located at the causeway to the Small craft harbor will be via:
•RIGHT TURN ON ALANNGUA ROAD
•RIGHT TURN ON NIURAIVI ROAD TOWARDS SEA LIFT BEACH AREA
•CONTINUE ON THE SEA LIFT BEACH AREA TOWARDS SMALL CRAFT HARBOUR FOLLOWING THE HIGH TIDE MARK
•TURN RIGHT ON QIA OWNED ROAD AT PUMP STATION #1 BEHIND THE NORTH MALL
•RIGHT TURN ON SINAA STREET TO WORK SITE
Dust, Noise and Traffic will be mostly near the Small Craft Harbour and on Akilliqroad to site.
The beach at SCH will need to be cleared by June 15th as work will start the week of June 15th. Parking at the Municipal Breakwater information and dates.
Marine Safety For Boaters
•Use of maritime buoys with warning lights to indicate the working zone and stay alert.
•Deep Sea Port and Small Craft Harbour buoys have been removed before winter and will be replaced when restarting construction work.
•Tower Arctic will be alert to the presence of local boaters and work accordingly in a safe manner
Deep Sea Port Navigation Route
In order to respect the safety perimeter, it is mandatory for boaters to stay away from Tower Arctic’s equipment and outside of the safety perimeter marked by the maritime buoys.
The navigation route is shown in blue on the figure bellow.
The red circle represents the safety perimeter for the blasting operations.
Safe Boat Access at The Small Craft Harbour
Most of the remaining work to be completed at the SCH will be performed at low tide.
Tower Arctic does not expect marine traffic to be restricted.
Stay aware if you are in the area as there will sill be some work and new floating docks will be installed this year.
Iqaluit Update - 2020 Season
Due to COVID-19, Tower Arctic cannot hold public meetings. Please see this document, our Facebook page and website for information on the 2020 construction season.