Jun
14
2019

Basin Head wharf temporarily closed for safety reasons

The wharf at Basin Head is closed temporarily for safety reasons.

While preparing for dredging the channel, bridge engineers noted structural damage beneath the wharf and deemed it currently unsafe for public access.

“Safety is the first priority and we will fix this issue now while we are dredging the channel,” said Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Steven Myers. “On Monday, engineers will develop the plan to fix the wharf. After that, we will have a better idea of how long the repairs will take and if a temporary passage to the east side of Basin Head is possible. We will do everything we can to fix this in the coming weeks.” 

Barricades will be in place to prevent pedestrian access to the wharf. 

Media contact:
Katie MacDonald
Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy
902-314-3996
katiemacdonald@gov.pe.ca 

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