The project goals were to ensure stockpiles of subsoils and topsoil were restored to their origin and new phase soil strips were segregated in a similar fashion. The overall quantity of material moved was 290,000m3. We developed a mass haul programme and logistics plan to logically complete the reclamation works efficiently and to the project programme milestone deadline, i.e. restoration completion to enable landowner to seed a winter arable crop. The restoration areas encompassed several landowners with no visible defined boundaries. The contract commenced August 2018 and complete November 2018.
Scope included 500m of haul road construction, maintenance and removal; setting out including surveying pre & post of each material layer, volume calculations, provision of welfare, and dust suppression.
We developed and utilised GPS machine control dozer models to form contours ensuring restoration soils were placed within each landowners boundary. We cross checked daily telmatic data from ADT’s against weekly land surveys to verify the material movements and contours to the satisfaction of both Quarry Manager and landowner agents.
Important aspect of the works to minimise the impact of wet weather on operations to avoid degradation of subsoil and topsoil. Site Supervisor monitored weather to ensure haul roads and stockpiles were sealed in advance of rain. Works completed on time and to the satisfaction of all parties.