Photos of Drill and Blast work on the Upper Levels Highway
In the early days of work on the Sea to Sky job, Segment One... this was one of the first major undertakings by the rock crew. Most of the people working on this were ex-loggers or logging road builders. The hoe operator, rock truck drivers and most of the blasters had spent time in the BC mountains.
The tricky parts were working along side the very busy Upper Levels highway which feeds the Horseshoe bay ferry terminal and all traffic to Squamish and Whistler ( going West ) heading East, all that traffic is funneled into Vancouver.
Also, we had to keep the bridge in good shape as we blasted our way past it ( it got demo'd after the retaining wall went up )
The last factor was the walking trails and houses below our site, and gravity being what it is...all the broken rock wanted to go down there.
All of the rock drilling equipment was sold and serviced ( warranty issues ) by Traxxon. Once we got going, the PKS mechanics did a fantastic job of keeping the drills running.
The link to the photos is here...