April 10, 2022
In the future when the mine is operational, a conveyor will move material from the Tucson South site, under 168th Street, to our existing processing plant in Weld County.
We recently completed repairs to the wood and wire fence that runs along Tucson Street.
In the future when the mine is operational, a conveyor will move material from the Tucson South site, under 168th Street, to our existing processing plant in Weld County. Using a conveyor will eliminate 400 daily truck trips. Assembly of the conveyor system has just begun and will be completed by fall 2022.
Construction is heavily dependent on weather conditions. If the weather continues to remain warm and mostly dry, we anticipate restarting construction of the slurry wall in May. The slurry wall consists of a 3-foot wide trench that is kept open with the support of a bentonite slurry, a mixture of clay staged along the slurry wall alignment, limited gravel excavated from the trench, and added bentonite. The slurry wall forms a low permeability barrier that prevents groundwater from entering the mine and will be used to retain water as a reservoir in the future.
This spring, you may see other Aggregate Industries contractors in the project area surveying and completing other pre-construction investigation activities.
As always, if you have any questions about our construction activity, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our project hotline at (303) 716-5220.