CP RAIL SPUR - BELLE PLAINE, SASKATCHEWAN
Broda Group was involved in the construction of the CP Rail Spur that connects K+S Potash Mine to the Belle Plain Loading Terminal. The Broda team was involved in cuts up to 25 meters deep with associated fill from those cuts to fill the valley floor. The goal of the deep cuts and fills were to construct proper embankment that would allow a rail spur to be constructed so that both empty and loaded trains were able to transit through the Qu’appelle Valley.
The project had many challenges including pore pressures, intercepting ground water in deep cuts, and managing water flow as to not interfere with remaining cuts below the fills being constructed. Equipped with a fleet of our larger excavators, rigid rock trucks, and crawlers, our team was able to successfully move approximately 2,000,000 m3 of earth during the season at the spur.