Advertisement

Section of Ottawa River Pathway off limits for emergency repairs: NCC

The NCC says this stretch of the Ottawa River Pathway will be closed to both pedestrians and cyclists while repairs take place on Tuesday and Wednesday. The commission is asking pathway users to use the yellow-dotted detour in the meantime. National Capital Commission (NCC)

A 120-metre section of the Ottawa River Pathway near the Blair Road Boat Launch in Rockcliffe will be off limits until Thursday as crews undertake “emergency repairs” for damage caused by last week’s heavy rains.

A spokesperson for the National Capital Commission (NCC), which is responsible for the pathway’s maintenance, said the rainfall triggered “washout and erosion.”

Last week’s heavy rainfall washed out and eroded a 120-metre section of the Ottawa River Pathway near the Blair Road Boat Launch in Rockcliffe, the NCC said. National Capital Commission (NCC)

The NCC says the pathway on the east and west sides of the Blair Road Boat Launch will be closed to both pedestrians and cyclists while the repairs take place on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Story continues below advertisement

On those two days, the commission is asking pathway users to follow a detour that runs along the northern border of the boat launch parking lot before crossing Massey Lane.

The NCC asks cyclists to walk their bikes while taking the detour and urges drivers, pedestrians and cyclists to “exercise caution, respect flag persons and obey signage at the site.”

READ MORE: Voyageurs Pathway repairs begin, to be completed in ‘late fall’: NCC

The commission is also in the middle of repairing a stretch of the recreational Voyageurs Pathway on the Gatineau side of the Ottawa River. The track sustained severe damage from major flooding in the spring of 2017 and has been unusable and closed to the public since.

That trail is expected to re-open in late fall.

Sponsored content