Dexter Construction seeks approval for quarry expansion in Nova Scotia

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Dexter Construction Co. Ltd. is proposing to expand an existing quarry located at 890 Hirtle Rd., Middlewood, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, reports The Chronicle Herald.

The company is seeking an environmental assessment from the province.

“The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to provide additional rock aggregate, primarily used in the road construction industry in southwestern Nova Scotia,” Dexter said in documents filed with the province. “It is intended that the ongoing use of the quarry will be identical or very similar to what has taken place at the site since 1994.”

The 71-hectare property is owned by Municipal Enterprises Ltd., Dexter’s parent company. The existing quarry is on 42 hectares of land, 17 hectares of which was actively developed, Dexter said.

Through a land trade with the province executed in 2011, Dexter acquired 29 hectares of land northwest of the existing quarry, said the company.

“It is Dexter’s intent to continue quarry operations to the northwest, using existing infrastructure. It is anticipated that future operations will involve the extraction of approximately 150,000 to 200,000 tonnes (a) year for between 15 and 20 years.”

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