Parks Canada will continue inspections of the Rideau Canal walls in downtown Ottawa through to the end of March (weather permitting). The work will assess the conditions of the Rideau Canal’s concrete walls, as well as the subsurface soil conditions and information gathered through this work will help with the planning of any future repair work required in these areas.
The canal wall investigations will take place at multiple locations between the Laurier Avenue Bridge and Corktown Footbridge. In order to maintain the safety of the public and workers, the eastern pedestrian pathway around the investigations will be closed. Detours will be in effect with signage posted to guide pathway users.