BC Hydro vehicles in Terrace will be warm and comfortable this winter.
PCL Construction was contracted to build a 1,400-square-metre extension to the BC Hydro field office on Keith Ave. in Terrace.
The purpose of the extension is to provide a semi-heated, covered parking area for operations department vehicles. Previously, vehicles were parked outside during winter. The crown corporation said that parking outside is a safety issue because the elements were affecting the electrical components of the vehicles.
The project cost around $7 million. BC Hydro said the new extension will mean that “crews will no longer have to address weather-related vehicle challenges when responding to power outages, getting on the road sooner.”
BC Hydro shares the building with FrontCounter BC and the provincial forests, lands, natural resource operations and rural development ministry.
Construction started in August 2019, and the project should be completed in June of this year. PCL is also the only company to make a submission to build the new Mills Memorial Hospital and is now negotiating final agreements for construction.