Trail Closure at Durrance Lake Dam for Geotechnical Work

Nov 04, 2016

Victoria, BC- The loop trail at the east end of Durrance Lake, in Mount Work Regional Park, will be closed to the public on November 7, 8, 9 and 28, 2016. Closure is required while the Capital Regional District (CRD) conducts an assessment of the dam, which includes drilling and other activities.

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.

Celebrating 50 years! The CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24 member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, enhance community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region.

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For further information, please contact:
Laurie Sthamann, Communications Coordinator
CRD Regional Parks
Tel: 250.360.3332
Cell: 250-889.8030


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