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Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada

Construction Activity at Trent-Severn Waterway Dam at Lock 37

PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO, MAY 22, 2013 – Parks Canada would like to notify the public of construction activity that will be occurring at Lock 37 on the Trent-Severn Waterway at Bolsover, Ontario. Parks Canada is working in partnership with others to ensure Canada's historic canal waterways meet their potential as world class sites, vibrant and animated. We will work in partnership with others along the canals to foster recreation, tourism and economic development in innovative ways that will contribute to local economies.

Site preparation and construction on the Bolsover Dam began in late April 2013 and will continue throughout the remainder of 2013. In May, contractors surveyed the area to document pre-construction conditions and determine construction limitations, installed a construction fence and began the necessary tree removal prior to construction.

From June 2013 to October 2013, the contractor will construct the diversion channel and install the upstream cofferdam (a temporary enclosure around the dam to exclude water).

Access to Talbot Road will be closed except to local vehicular and construction traffic between May 2013 and late fall 2014.

While the lock station itself will remain accessible for boaters, it is important to note that the grounds at Lock 37 will be closed and that overnight mooring will not be permitted at Lock 37.

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The Canadian government is committed to the future sustainability of the historic canals and the communities along it. This year, Parks Canada will be making its largest investment in canal infrastructure, in a decade. Waterways are getting the largest capital investments of any Parks Canada operated Parks and Sites. The Bolsover Dam replacement is a reflection of this commitment.