Peterborough County

In early December 2016, Parks Canada began concrete repairs at Lakefield Lock 26 on the Trent-Severn Waterway. This work has included repairs to the lower lock approach walls and to the concrete in the lock chamber. 

Contractors began by removing vegetation on the west side of the lock to prepare the site for the installation of a temporary cofferdam. The cofferdam is a watertight enclosure built in the waterway to create a dry work space for the completion of the project.

With the cofferdam in place, the lower west approach wall was demolished and reconstructed with concrete. Additionally, the decks around the locks were widened for pedestrian and staff safety. This work will maintain the structural integrity of the locks and ensure the public may enjoy them for years to come.

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.

For More Information

If you have questions regarding this project, please e-mail and include “Lakefield Lock 26” in the subject heading.


May 31, 2017 - Community Update: Concrete Work Approaching Completion (PDF, 348 KB)
February 22, 2017 - Community Update: Update on Ongoing Work (PDF, 298 KB)
November 30, 2016
Concrete Work to Begin in December 2016 (PDF 383 KB)