Smith Falls Record News
November 2, 2017
The second phase of work at Edmunds Lock 25 on the Rideau Canal National Historic Site will begin in late-November. This phase of work will include stone masonry repairs to the lock and weir to extend the life of these important waterway assets.
Historic masonry including grouting, repointing and Dutchman repairs — where portions of stone are replaced — will be completed on both the lock and weir. Construction efforts will focus on lock repairs during the 2017-18 nonnavigation season, followed by work on the weir in 2018. The full project is expected to be completed in spring 2019.
This project is part of Parks Canada’s unprecedented $3-billion investment over five years to support infrastructure work to heritage, visitor, waterway and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas across Canada. These historic investments will mitigate health and safety risks, halt the loss of nationally significant built heritage and stimulate the economy in communities across the country.