Fairview viewing area now closed

As construction on the expansion of Fairview Terminal ramps up, the public viewing area of the terminal has been closed.

As construction on the expansion of Fairview Terminal ramps up, Maher Terminals and the Prince Rupert Port Authority announced on April 17 the closure of the current viewing area effective April 20.

“We realize the public has long enjoyed the ability to view operations at Fairview Container Terminal and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause,” read a statement from the port authority.

The plans for Phase 2 calls for the hillside the existing viewing area is on to be leveled to create additional storage.

While the viewing area is closed during construction, Maher Terminals senior vice-president and general manager Mark Schepp told members of the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce the intention was to reopen some type of area once expansion work is done.

Any questions or concerns about the ongoing construction at Fairview Container Terminal can be directed to a dedicated public comment line by calling 250-627-4341.