Spring construction in Port Stanley this year is different than last year, mostly
due to construction projects along major roadways that caused major traffic disruptions
like the Carlow Road Bridge Street intersection are almost completed. The new Port
Stanley Tourism Office to be located in Pumping Station 52 at that busy intersection
should have all outside restoration and landscape work completed by the May 24th
Work on the Berm has resumed on the final stages of risk management measures to
enable a parkland use standard as part of the transfer agreement by Transport Canada.
Some drainage areas on the Berm also have to enlarged to meet increased drainage
demands. The final topsoil cap is currently being installed, after which a grass
seed mixture and a protective netting cover will be installed over the cap. By summer
the Berm should have a new green landscape ready for the next stage in the Harbour Plan.
The construction of a Erie Rest Beach parking lot at the end of Bartholomew is in
limbo as the location can not be approved by Kettle Creek Conservation Area because
it is within a dynamic beach zone. Kettle Creek Conservation Area staff have also
agreed that they would be open to consider the area for the construction of the
parking lot provided it was reviewed and confirmed by a qualified coastal engineer
that the area was not within a dynamic beach zone. The cost to complete the review
and provide a report acceptable to the conservation authority is estimated at $7,500
and will be funded from the approved budget for the project.