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Bridge Replacement: Washago at Couchiching Lock 42

Residents near the Couchiching Lock 42 are advised of the following updated information from Parks Canada.

Parks Canada would like to inform the public that the fixed bridge at Lock 42 will close Monday, January 13, 2020 and is expected to re-open spring 2020. The replacement of the fixed bridge, located on Canal Road along the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site in Washago, is part of the federal infrastructure investment program.

About this Project
The fixed bridge at Lock 42 is nearing the end of its lifespan and will be replaced in its entirety. The new bridge will have a lifespan of approximately 50 years and will ensure long-term sustainability of this vehicle travel route along the Trent-Severn Waterway, while minimizing annual maintenance requirements related to the bridge.

What You Should Know
• Road closure signs are posted on major thoroughfares with detour routes to be posted on secondary and side roads.
• Residents are advised that the infrastructure improvements at neighbouring Hamlet Bridge will partially share the same recommended detour route, and should be sure to follow signs accordingly to avoid confusion.

Parks Canada recognizes the impact of this work for the public and is committed to providing regular updates. Further project details will be provided publicly as they become available. We appreciate your patience and understanding as this project moves forward.

For up-to-date news on infrastructure work along the Trent-Severn Waterway, please visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/TSWinfrastructure.