WallacePancher Group provided environmental, mitigation design, monitoring and permitting services for the proposed LaBelle Dock Site which included the reuse of an existing barge transfer facility, the construction of a new Rail Siding, and all necessary permitting activities. The project is located in Luzerne Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania on the banks of the Monongahela River.
The project provided a critical stockpile, processing and transportation hub for refined coal coming from the Cumberland Underground Mine operations. The project encompassed a narrow rail siding corridor adjacent to the existing Norfolk Southern railroad along with a small pad area located within several existing mooring blocks on the Monongahela River. To offset stream and wetland impacts from the project, WPG prepared stream and wetland mitigation plans and conducted construction oversight and compliance monitoring for approximately 550 linear feet of stream restoration/stabilization and 2+ acres of PEM/PSS/PFO wetland creation at an adjacent site.