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600 tradespeople working at Nova Chemicals site

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Construction workers building a new Nova Chemicals plant in St. Clair Township began using the main entrance to the site on Rokeby Line last week.

As a result, residents can expect slower-than-normal vehicle traffic and possible delays in the area, especially between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m., and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the company said.

There are now about 600 tradespeople working on the $2.2-billion construction project. It includes a new polyethylene facility at 804 Rokeby Line and an expansion of the existing Corunna “cracker” unit to provide ethylene feedstock to the new plant.

“We understand that this may cause inconveniences to our neighbours and community, and we continue to work with our contractors, subcontractors and multiple local agencies to reduce the impact of our construction activities,” spokesperson Meaghan Lawrence said in a release.

The Nova project is expected to create 150 full-time manufacturing jobs, up to 1,400 construction jobs and hundreds of spin-off jobs in other sectors.

Plant start-up is targeted for late 2021.

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