Parks Canada will rehabilitate a 500m length of the canal wall between the Bank Street Bridge and Pig Island on the east side of the Rideau Canal starting November 7, 2016. The project is scheduled to be completed by May 2017 with remaining shoreline work to be completed by summer 2017.
Beginning at approximately 9pm on November 7th, 2016, the contractor will be installing fences around the construction site and additional safety measures along the southbound lane of Colonel By Drive. A signed detour route will be in place as this work will require the overnight closure of Colonel By Drive in this area.
A 1.4km section of the Rideau Canal Eastern Pathway, from Clegg Street to the Bank Street Bridge, will also be closed throughout construction and a detour route for pedestrians and cyclists, primarily along Echo Drive, will be in place. Temporary measures will be put in place at either end of the detour to assist pedestrians and cyclists in safely crossing Colonel By Drive as part of the detour route.
Fences will extend into the canal a short distance, but will have only a limited impact on the Rideau Canal Skateway. Residents and visitors will continue to be able to skate past this location while the rehabilitation work is underway.