Waterway Updates Whenever Parks Canada releases updates affecting the Trent-Severn Waterway, we will post those updates here. Notice Date: 2017-02-16Trent-Severn Waterway UpdateGlen Miller Lock 3 and DamThis project entails a comprehensive rehabilitation of the dam at Glen Miller Lock 3 and erosion control at the lock embankment, and upgrades to operator and public safety at the site. Repairs to the lock will also be undertaken. This winter, water has been completely removed from this lock (de-watered) and an inspection was completed. A construction manager and prime consultant have been hired. More information regarding a schedule for onsite work will be provided to the public in the coming months Notice Date: 2017-02-16Trent-Severn Waterway UpdateBrighton Road Swing Bridge ReplacementSpanning the Murray Canal, the current Brighton Swing Bridge will be replaced by Parks Canada with one that has a full highway load rating and no restrictions for emergency and service vehicles. Additional investments will enable Parks Canada to upgrade the current bridge to a two lane structure with a pedestrian walkway. Parks Canada has met with the municipalities of Quinte West, Brighton, and Prince Edward County to discuss this project. The project itself is in the design stage, with tender for construction anticipated in mid-May 2017. Construction is tentatively scheduled for early Fall 2017. Watch for updates regarding this project. Notice Date: 2017-02-16Trent-Severn Waterway UpdateTrenton Dam 1, Lock 1 Rehabilitation A significant amount of work will be undertaken at this site. Work will focus on improving public safety and boater experience, enhancing operations, improving the condition of structures, and improving water management capability. Trenton Dam 1 is one of the few remaining large dams on the Trent River that has not yet been mechanized. This project will replace the dam and include mechanization of water control systems. Rehabilitation work will be undertaken on Lock 1 and the lock approach walls, and the breakwater on the Bay of Quinte approach will be redesigned and stabilized. Parks Canada is proud of its role in the development of green energy. We are working with a third party provider to install a hydro generating station at this location that will produce additional renewable energy for our communities. All projects in this area will include recommended environmental mitigation measures resulting from a multi-organization committee that has examined Species at Risk habitat including Channel Darter. Bathymetry has been conducted at the Trenton site, and a prime consultant and construction manager have now been hired. More information regarding a schedule for onsite work will be provided to the public in the coming months. . Notice Date: 2017-02-16Trent-Severn Waterway UpdateThe Dam at Frankford Lock 6, RehabilitationFrankford Dam 6 will undergo an investigation and rehabilitation with the objective of improving dam safety. Concrete repairs will be undertaken on the retaining walls and work will be done to improve the condition and function of the earth embankments at the dam. Additional measures will also be taken to improve the public safety elements of this dam. A construction manager and prime consultant have now been hired, and more information regarding a schedule for onsite work will be provided to the public in the coming months. Notice Date: 2017-02-16Trent-Severn Waterway UpdateGlen Ross Swing Bridge RehabilitationBoth the Glen Ross Swing Bridge and lock, built in 1909, will undergo a rehabilitation. The bridge’s mechanical and electrical drive systems will be replaced while it is taken off site for structural steel repairs, timber deck replacement and repainting. While the bridge will remain a single lane, it will be upgraded from a 15 tonne load limit rating to a level 1 highway load rating. The lock will receive overall concrete re-facing to improve its condition, and new lock valves will be installed. Additional work will also be completed on the canal approach walls. Parks Canada has met with the municipality of Quinte West to discuss this project. The project is in the design stage, and the lock has been de-watered and inspected. Construction is tentatively scheduled for early Fall 2017. Notice Date: 2017-02-02Canal Concrete Rehabilitation Major concrete repair work will take place on the Talbot canal between Lock 39 and Lock 41, and contractors will mobilize to the sites in the weeks to come. Work will be comprised of removing and re-facing the existing concrete walls of each lock and approach wall in an effort to reinstate the locks to their originally constructed appearance, while improving their condition. In addition, steel components that are embedded in the concrete at each site will be cleaned and painted. The work at Locks 39 – 41 will be completed in several phases, with most phases being completed before the navigation season begins in May, 2017, Canada’s sesquicentennial year. The scale of work being completed in the Talbot area necessitates an aggressive schedule for the concrete work at Locks 39 - 41, with both a daytime and a nighttime shift being utilized. Work lights will be used at each site to allow the contractors to work through the night.Notice Date: 2017-01-27Campbellford and Crowe Bay Dam and Lock RehabilitationAs a part of this historic re-investment, major work is planned to rehabilitate the dams and locks at Campbellford Lock 13 and Crowe Bay Lock 14 in the municipality of Trent Hills. This work as a whole will ensure that the structures are reliable, meet current safety codes and standards, and that the water management capabilities of the dam are optimized. Notice Date: 2017-01-13Replacement of Horseshoe Lake Damnow closed temporarily near the Horseshoe Lake Dam, at the Bethel Road Bridge, to accommodate staging for the project. Though work to replace the dam will be ongoing until late summer 2017, this road closure will last only a portion of that time, until approximately the end of February 2017. A pedestrian access pathway is in place alongside the closure. Residents are advised to avoid the area if possible and follow posted road side detour signs accordingly.