NOVA planning ‘heavy haul’ of equipment this Sunday

Roads in vicinity of new Rokeby site likely to be impacted between 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Photo of a heavy load move that NOVA Chemicals undertook in 2013.

NOVA Chemicals has issued a “heads up” over its plans to bring a 28-foot wide water tank from a fabricator located on Plank Road to its new site on Rokeby Line and Hwy. 40 will be routed east on Plank to Kimball Side Road, then south to Petrolia Line, finishing up west to NOVA’s Corunna Site Gate 3.

Delays in traffic are likely, although three police escorts, as well as a rear spotter, are part of the company’s plan for the move.

In a media release issued by the company on Friday, NOVA acknowledges the inconvenience but said it will continue to work with contractors, subcontractors and multiple local agencies to coordinate all aspects of the delivery.

The company also said Information updates for the community are shared via the CAER Industry Update line as required. Please call 1-855-4SARNIA or 1-855-472-7642. The update line is a 24-hour service that features information on industry activity through pre-recorded telephone messages. The update line is available to all Sarnia-Lambton residents.

Over the past decade, NOVA Chemicals has invested nearly $1.2 billion in its Ontario manufacturing facilities located in St. Clair Township. Construction is currently underway on a new polyethylene facility as well as an expansion of its Corunna Site cracker, an additional $2.2 billion investment that will strengthen the area’s growth and NOVA’s long-term viability.

There are currently 550 tradespeople on site, with the majority sourced from the local area. Start up of the expansion is targeted for late 2021.

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