Construction of lime berm at Brady Resource Management Facility

Beneficial reuse of a natural by-product of the sugar beet refining process

Starting December 15, 2014, a project will begin at the Brady Road Resource Management Facility (Brady Road Landfill) to build a new berm along the boundary of the Brady facility.

The berm will be constructed of lime mud, a natural by-product of the sugar refining process from a former Manitoba sugar beet processing plant, located northwest of Pembina Highway and Bishop Grandin Boulevard.  All costs are the responsibility of Hopewell Development Inc., the developer of the property at the former sugar beet processing site.

This initiative has a number of benefits:

  • demonstrates responsible environmental stewardship by beneficially reusing the majority of the lime mud that has been stockpiled for more than 30 years and would otherwise be landfilled,
  • helps buffer visibility of the landfill, particularly for neighbouring properties,
  • allows the native earth at the Brady Road Resource Management Facility to be used for future phases of development,
  • generates surplus clay material excavated for the berm that can be used as landfill cover for existing and future landfill disposal cells, and
  • allows redevelopment of Bishop Grandin Crossing, a Major Redevelopment Site within the Complete Communities Direction Strategy approved by Winnipeg City Council in 2011.

Trucks will haul 300,000 cubic metres of lime mud, weather permitting, up to 24 hours a day, on weekdays beginning December 15, 2014.  Lime mud is a fine soil-like material, and does not have any odour.  The City has established a specific haul route for trucks through the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert ward, as shown in Lime mud haul route to Brady Landfill 2015

The berm which is being constructed will be a raised barrier approximately 3 metres (10 feet) from the ground surface and 30 metres wide (100 feet), and will be landscaped.  Construction of the berm should be complete by the end of summer, 2015.

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