Oshawa dredging moves forward

Dredging work is currently underway in the Oshawa Harbour.

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Port Authorities in the Great Lakes are required to conduct maintenance dredging to ‘Seaway depth’ of 8.2 m (27 ft.) ensure vessel access to port.

The Port of Oshawa experiences a high degree of siltation resulting in the need for regular dredging at the mouth of the harbour and in the approach channel.

“While this is ongoing, some access restrictions to the pier will be required. Barriers will be installed periodically during dredging when the contractor/heavy equipment is working in close proximity to the pier,” said Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA).

The barrier will be located approximately halfway down the length of the pier.

Dredging work is expected to be completed in the following weeks.