Parks Canada says building on a brand new entry path by way of Peterborough’s Waverley Heights Municipal Park will start subsequent week.
For various years, Parks Canada used the park within the metropolis’s northeast finish to entry the Thompson Bay dam. Nevertheless, Parks Canada made a request to town in 2019 to construct an improved path for the reason that present one was vulnerable to potential flooding and bigger upkeep automobiles couldn’t negotiate the steep grade to entry the dam and Trent-Severn Waterway canal together with the brand new Peterborough Canal Path from Lock 19 to Trent College.
A metropolis employees report in 2019 famous that previously Parks Canada had required entry with massive automobiles to drive by way of Waverley Park, positioned at 1189 Scollard Dr., usually leading to injury to the grass within the park, which additionally contains a youngsters’s playground for the neighbourhood.
Metropolis council within the fall of 2019 endorsed the brand new multi-use entry path, noting Parks Canada would cowl all prices for building of the three-metre limestone route.
On Thursday, Parks Canada introduced that starting the week of Sept. 26, security fencing and signage can be put in and building gear will arrive on web site. Excavation and grading will begin in early October and can be accomplished in November.
Turf restoration and landscaping actions can be finalized within the spring of 2023, pending climate situations.
“Entry to most areas of the park together with the playground gear and basketball court docket are anticipated to stay open throughout building,” Parks Canada acknowledged. “No impacts to roadway visitors or navigation on the canal are anticipated.”
The brand new pathway will join pedestrians and cyclists with the prevailing Thompson’s Bay Dam path and in addition function an inspection and upkeep entry route for the dam, Parks Canada stated.
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