Tyam Excavating and Shoring Ltd., on behalf of Prudential Transportation Ltd. | Olsen Road site development for truck staging
In April 2021, a project permit was issued to Tyam Excavating and Shoring Ltd., on behalf of Prudential Transportation Ltd., to develop a currently vacant site for truck staging. The site is located at 11090 Olsen Road, Surrey, on lands managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
The project was approved subject to 42 permit conditions that the permit holder must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.
Construction notification was distributed to nearby residents prior to the start of works. The project is estimated to take three months to complete.
About the project
Tyam Excavating and Shoring Ltd., working on behalf of Prudential Transportation Ltd., proposes to prepare a currently vacant site measuring approximately 37,000 square metres, to enable use for trucking operations and container storage. Proposed works include vegetation removal, site excavation, site grading, and sand and gravel placement to prepare the site for these operations.
Approximately 15,000 square metres of the site currently has vegetation cover, this is proposed to be stripped and removed with the exception of setback areas near knotweed management zones and along the property boundary. Excavation of this area is proposed to a maximum depth of 1.5 metres, not disturbing native soils. Sand and gravel is proposed to backfill the excavated area and be graded throughout the site. During construction, it is estimated that 40 trucks per day will visit the site. There is sufficient space within the site to stage trucks as they await loading or dumping time, therefore no offsite staging is proposed on Olsen Road.
Once site preparation work is complete, the site will be operated by Prudential Transportation Ltd. Operations will consist of commercial truck and trailer parking and repair, containerized cargo storage, and steel storage. It is estimated that between 20 and 65 trucks will frequent the site per day.