Durrance Lake trail will be closed next week.

CRD conducting assessment of dam, resulting in closure of loop trail Monday through Wednesday

  • Nov. 4, 2016 5:00 a.m.

The loop trail at the east end of Durrance Lake, in Mount Work Regional Park, will be closed to the public at the beginning of next week.

The Capital Regional District will be conducting an assessment of the dam, which includes drilling and other activities. This will result in the loop trail being closed on Nov. 7 to 9 as well as Nov. 28.

The CRD asks that park visitors use caution around equipment and crews, and follow the signs around the closed site within the temporarily fenced-off area. The parking lot, the loop trail outside the fenced area and other park facilities remain open.

The CRD is undertaking a geotechnical investigation and composition assessment of the earth dam at the east end of the lake to better understand what it is composed of and how it was constructed when it was originally built in the early 1900s. This project is part of CRD Regional Parks’ commitment to ensuring its facilities are maintained to a high standard for public safety.

 

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