Rebuilding Ottawa River pathways going well: NCC
The NCC is hopeful pathways behind Parliament Hill can open relatively soon, but those on the north shore of the river will take longer.
Mark Kristmanson, CEO of the commission’s board, updated the rest of the board on the pathways, which spent weeks under water during this spring’s flooding, at a board meeting. Kristmanson said work to repair the section behind the parliament buildings is underway and he’s hopeful it won’t be closed for too much longer.
“The work is going well. It started quickly,” he said.
Kristmanson said areas the commission upgraded in recent years to deal with potentially higher water levels faired relatively well during the floods, but the same wasn’t true for older sections. The Voyageur Pathway on the Gatineau side of the river will take longer to repair, however.
Kristmanson said work there will take place next summer, because of the damage and because they need to do more work with adjacent landowners than the Ontario side of the river.
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