Hauling begins at Zavoral Mine in Scandia

 

Tiller Corporation has begun mining in Scandia, as this image from Friday shows. Hauling of materials began on Monday. (Photo by Mary Bailey)

Tiller Corporation has begun mining in Scandia, as this image from Friday shows. Hauling of materials began on Monday. (Photo by Mary Bailey)

 

Weather permitting, truckers will be hauling sand and gravel from the Zavoral Mine from Thanksgiving week until Christmas week.

Tiller Corporation expected to begin initial materials hauling from the site on Monday, Nov. 25 and to conclude the haul event around Dec. 20.

The reopened sand and gravel mine is located east of the intersection of Highways 97 and 95 in Scandia, near the St. Croix River.

Work is now complete on the new access alignment, right-turn lane and internal main haul road.

Most of the gravel will be transported to the Tiller mine on Lofton Avenue in Scandia, where it will be processed into construction-grade aggregate for use in local projects. In some cases, gravel from the Zavoral site may be transported directly to construction sites.

Under the terms of the agreement that was given final approval by the City of Scandia earlier this year, Tiller is in the midst of a three-phase mining project for a total of 40 months, removing up to 1.2 million tons of gravel.

Gravel mining and reclamation will occur on 64 acres of the 114-acre site. After each part is mined, Tiller will reclaim it by establishing dry prairie, mesic prairie and coniferous woodland plants.

Minnesota-based Tiller Corporation is family-owned and operates approximately 25 mining and processing sites in the region, employing nearly 250 people.

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