Meeting the June deadline to finish the Goderich shoreline stabilization project may be in doubt, because of the state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Work had already been slowed down, due to a winter storm that struck the area at the end of February.
Goderich Mayor John Grace says much remains to be done, including installation of new electrical conduit and the new boardwalk.
He adds that the late winter storm also deposited more rock and rubbish on shore, in addition to the rubble that was deposited during a storm last fall.
That storm in late October drove high waves on shore, and made the work necessary.
As of late January, around $700 thousand had been spent on the project.