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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Port Elgin Main Beach Breakwater to be Rebuilt

Saugeen Shores | by John Divinski  

The Federal Government will repair the structure and the municipality will take over and make it pedestrian-friendly and accessible

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The Port Elgin breakwater will be rebuilt beginning this fall.

Saugeen Shores Mayor Luke Charbonneau says he was on hand for the news, during a media event in Bayfield (on May 21st).

Charbonneau says the feds will repair the structure and then the municipality will take over and make it pedestrian-friendly and accessible for all.

He says, after having the area closed to pedestrians since 2017 due to safety concerns, "We're going to end up with a really great new revamped pedestrian-friendly access...so people can go out there and watch sunsets and fish and all that great stuff."

The Mayor says repairs to the breakwater won't begin until this Fall so any access walkway for pedestrians won't like happen until perhaps sometime next year.

Charbonneau says this is another piece of the puzzle that supports the town's Strategic Plan priority of building waterfront capital investment.

No costing has been announced with contracts going to tender shortly.

Other projects announced Tuesday include work at Dyer's Bay in Northern Bruce Peninsula; Howdenvale in South Bruce Peninsula; and White Cloud Island in Georgian Bluffs.

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