The Government of Canada is continuing its investments to renew the network of small craft harbors around the country.
The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, Jonathan Wilkinson, announced recently that Bronte Construction of Oakville, Ontario, has been awarded a $26.3 million contract to restore the Port Dalhousie piers.
“We have been working diligently for the past three years to safely reopen the Port Dalhousie Piers. This investment will preserve a piece of Canada’s history that is also of critical importance to the economy in Ontario and the Niagara region.” said Jonathan Wilkinson.
According to the release, the contractor has already started mobilization work and the construction is expected to start in early 2019.
The repair work will allow pedestrian access and vessels to moor along the piers, restoring all of the previous functionality of the site. Rehabilitation activities include enclosing the existing wharves’ timber support structure with new steel sheet piling and rock, as well as replacing the concrete decks.
The Government expects that the project will be completed by March 2021.