Boulevard Lake Dam Rehabilitation to Begin May 4

Posted On Thursday April 30, 2020

The Boulevard Lake Dam rehabilitation is set to begin on Monday, May 4, with the project expected to be completed by the end of 2021. The Boulevard Lake Dam Walkway will be closed for the duration of the project.

Starting at the end of June, water levels in Boulevard Lake will be lowered to install cofferdams needed to complete the work. As a result, summer activities including swimming, canoeing and kayaking will be suspended this summer.

“The Boulevard Lake Dam is approximately 100 years old,” said Mike Vogrig, the City’s Project Engineer overseeing the Boulevard Lake Dam Rehabilitation Project. “Repairs and improvements are necessary to restore parts of the Dam’s structure that have deteriorated and to meet current regulatory requirements in the Ministry of Natural Resources’ Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act.”

Rehabilitation of the Dam will include repairing the concrete to strengthen the Dam and providing new mechanical gates to improve the operations of the structure. In addition, the walkway over Boulevard Lake Dam will be widened and additonal lighting will be added along the structure.

Residents are asked to obey all posted signage, follow the detour routes and use extra caution near the construction zone.

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Contact:          Mike Vogrig – Project Engineer, 629-1629

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