Flood-damaged NCC pathway to remain closed until November

By Sandra Abma, CBC News Ottawa, August 14, 2018

A major restoration of the flood-damaged Voyageurs Pathway in Gatineau is well underway, but snow could be flying before cyclists and runners can use it again.

Boasting some of the best views of Parliament Hill, the path runs along the north shore of the Ottawa River from the Canadian Museum of History to the Portage Bridge. It's been closed since the spring of 2017, when major flooding caused severe erosion and numerous potholes, making it unsafe for users.

The $612,000 restoration, one of 20 projects paid for through a $55-million infrastructure fund included in the last federal budget, will replace the path's surface with more durable asphalt and plant flood-resistant vegetation.


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