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McNair Sand and Gravel receives approval for Rocky View County, Alta. gravel pit

April 2, 2024  By Rock to Road Staff

Photo: Haver & Boecker Niagara.

BEISEKER, Alta. – Rocky View County council unanimously approved the expansion of McNair Sand and Gravel’s local aggregate operation, with the addition of a new gravel pit set to move forward after a meeting this week.

McNair Sand and Gravel has operated in the area for nearly 50 years. The company has now received approval for its new Olsen pit, which is set to be located at the northwest junction of Township Road 280 and Range Road 264, just 900 metres away from another of McNair’s pit operations.

With McNair stating that local gravel is becoming increasingly scarce, the company hopes to extract nearly 500,000 tons of gravel over 10 years from the newly-approved site.

As part of the operation’s land reclamation plan, extraction is expected to occur in 11-acre installments, with each installment being reclaimed before moving onto the next section.


County administration stated that no responses in support or opposition were received after information regarding the proposed project was circulated to 27 adjacent landowners

“This operator has been in the community for a long time with no issues or problems,” said Division 5 Coun. Greg Boehlke, who represents the affected area on council. “I support this.”

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