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Sawers Creek Dam at Lock 25 Replacement

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By Johanne Laurin 26 July 2019

EBC won a third contract on the Trent-Severn Waterway in Ontario, still in the vicinity of the City of Peterborough. After the Douro (lock 24) and Otonabee (lock 23) dams, it is now the Sawers Creek infrastructures (lock 25), located further north, which will be affected.

This project involves the complete replacement of the existing dam, which will be demolished following the construction of a new 82-meter structure, to increase public safety while ensuring the sustainability of the facilities on this site, a favorite waterway for boaters.

Construction includes abutments, wing walls, piers, deck and other structural components, commissioning of stoplogs and a 73-meter temporary bridge along the entire length of the existing dam. All in accordance with the Historic Canal Regulations and a sediment and erosion control plan.

Lock 25 is part of a series of five locks required for navigation between Lakefield and Peterborough on the Otonabee River. Replacement of Sawers Creek Dam is part of Parks Canada’s investment program for infrastructure work to heritage, visitor, waterway and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada.

Work began in May 2019 and will end in September 2021.