Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1035

Rigolet Access Road to Loading Area/Wharf

Proponent: Labrador Inuit Development Corporation

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

  • The Labrador Inuit Development Corporation (LIDC) plans to construct a six kilometre access road southwest of Rigolet to a proposed wharf and lay-down/storage area for shipping blocks of dimension stone received from northern quarries. The proposed road is planned to start at the community waste disposal site and end approximately 1.8 kilometres northeast of Alexander Point, close to the north shore of Lake Melville. Construction is planned for a one lane class c-2 gravel road for transporting workers to the site.
  • Other features of the project include a two hectare lay-down/storage area and adjacent timber crib wharf with access to eight metres of water depth for receiving and shipping dimension stone. The project is planned to be undertaken over two construction seasons and completed in 2003.
  • September 25, 2002 - The undertaking was registered.
  • October 31, 2002 - Public comments were due.
  • November 9, 2002 - The Minister's decision was due.
  • November 28, 2002 - The Minister releases the project from further environmental assessment.

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