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Goderich Council To Discuss Beach Boardwalk Replacement

Goderich | by Peter Jackson  

$600,000 is available in the municipal budget for the work

Goderich Council will take an in-depth look at how -- or whether -- to replace the boardwalk along the town's three beaches.

There has been talk in the past about pulling up the current boardwalk structure and replacing it, but rising water levels in Lake Huron have added urgency to the issue.

Water was pushing back sand and inundating parts of the boardwalk as far back as 2017.

Now, engineering firm BM Ross and Associates is telling municipal officials that either wood or concrete may be the best options for replacement.

The firm says concrete would be the cheapest way to go, but Mayor John Grace says it wouldn't be as attractive as wood, and would alter the dynamic of the beach.

$600 thousand has been put aside toward boardwalk replacement, and Council will take up the issue again on September 9th.

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