Community Update: Update on Ongoing Work
February 28, 2017 – Work to repair the Rideau Canal walls in downtown Ottawa between Bank St and Pig Island along the Eastern shoreline began in December 2016 and have been progressing on schedule.
After a work platform was installed along the site, the contractor began the demolition work associated with this project – removing the old guard rails and chipping away damaged concrete from both the face and top of the wall.
During the week of February 20th, reinforcements and form work began to be put in place to ready the site for the new concrete. The concrete will begin to be poured and placed in early March.
The project to repair this section of the Rideau Canal Walls in downtown Ottawa is on schedule to be completed by Spring 2017. The in water work should be completed by April with the shoreline and trail work to follow.
This project is part of Parks Canada’s unprecedented $3 billion dollar investment over 5 years to support infrastructure work to heritage, visitor, waterway and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada. These historic investments will mitigate health and safety risks, halt the loss of nationally significant built heritage and stimulate the economy in communities across the country.