Scotts Mills Dam

Scope of Work

  • Full replacement of the dam
  • Optimized hydraulic capacity
  • Increased safety for water management operations
  • Improved maintenance access
  • Restoration of pedestrian access to the dam

Status

Active construction

Project Schedule

The project is scheduled for completion in spring 2022, with restoration of the site to follow in the summer months.

Latest New

April 2, 2020 - Community Update: Construction Update
February 26, 2019 - Community Update: Replacement of Scotts Mills Dam at Lock 19
December 22, 2017 - Community Update: Update on Construction
September 28, 2017 - Community Update: Removal of Buildings Adjacent to Dam

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Questions and Answers 

The new dam will respect the historic look of the site and have a life expectancy of more than 80 years. This project is part of over $125M investment in Parks Canada assets in the City of Peterborough.

Warsaw Road Swing Bridge Replacement

Scope of Work

  • Full replacement of steel swing bridge structure
  • Repairs to concrete abutments
  • Replacement of mechanical and electrical operating systems

Status

Construction contract awarded

Project Schedule

Construction mobilization and bridge closure for vehicular traffic in fall 2020. Construction scheduled for completion in spring 2021.

Latest New

September 18. 2020- Temporary Bridge Closure: Warsaw Swing Bridge, Parkhill Road Peterborough
July 30, 2020 - Swing Bridge Construction

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The Warsaw Road Swing Bridge was originally constructed in 1956, and is a twin to the Maria St. Swing Bridge (also in the City of Peterborough). Large portions of the new bridge will be constructed off site and assembled in place to minimize impact to the public.

Otonabee Dam at Lock 23

Scope of Work

  • Full replacement of concrete dam
  • Reduce leakage and improve water management capacity
  • Improved safety for operators and visitors
  • Restoration of pedestrian access to dam
  • New log lifter

Status

Active construction

Project Schedule

Construction mobilized in the fall of 2018. The new dam is expected to be complete in winter 2021, with restoration of the site that summer.

Latest New

September 17, 2018- Community Update: Upcoming Dam Replacements 

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The Dam at Lock 23 Otonabee is located in the very north of the City of Peterborough. Lock 23 is part of a run of 5 locks that take boaters from Lakefield to Peterborough along the Otonabee River. This site also has an intake for the hydro power generating facility, run by Peterborough Utilities, located near the Dam at Lock 22.