Since October 2016, Parks Canada has been undertaking concrete repair work at Nassau Mills Lock 22 on the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site.
The lower approach walls and the pier were formed—and new concrete poured—at the end of February. After this work was complete, gravel and other material was then backfilled up against the repaired walls and new concrete was poured for the decking at the top of the lock walls.
With the repairs to the walls now complete, it is expected that the temporary cofferdams will be removed in the coming weeks. The project will then conclude with the restoration of the concrete stairs and the overall site. Some of the work to restore the site will continue into spring, as activities such as replanting, seeding and sodding are warm weather dependent.
Overall, the work has been progressing well and is on schedule to be completed in time for the 2017 navigation season beginning on the Victoria Day weekend. This year, you can celebrate with Parks Canada as they commemorate Canada's 150th anniversary by offering a free lockage permit to boaters along the Trent Severn and other waterways.
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