The Canadian Government has announced that Metric Contracting Services Inc has been awarded a $20.9M contract to replace the Bolsover dam in Bolsover, Ontario, as part of Parks Canada’s investment in dam safety along the Trent-Severn Waterway.
The water control dam at Lock 37 (Bolsover) on the Talbot River section of the Trent-Severn Waterway was built in 1902-1903 and was identified for replacement as part of on-going asset monitoring and recapitalization throughout the Trent Severn Waterway. Onsite construction of the Bolsover Dam, including the installation and removal of a water diversion system, is expected to begin in 2013 and last for almost two years.
"I welcome this investment in the Trent-Severn Waterway and I am pleased our government continues to address the capital needs of this historic, recreational waterway in our region," said Mr. Bruce Stanton, Member of Parliament for Simcoe North.
Project design, tendering and overall construction is managed by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) with Parks Canada as the project lead.
"Investments like these demonstrate our Government’s continued focus on economic growth and job creation," said the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women. "By investing in our national parks and national historic sites such as the Trent-Severn Waterway, we are not only creating and maintaining jobs locally but also ensuring that Canadians can enjoy our heritage for generations to come."
For additional information on the Trent-Severn Waterway, please visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca.