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Waterfront Trail re-opening next week

Hamilton, ON - August 16, 2017 - The City of Hamilton is taking steps to re-open the Waterfront Trail between Bayfront Park and Princess Point sometime next week. The trail has been closed to the public since April 30, 2017. It was closed after significant rainfall and high water levels caused significant damage.

Water levels, while still extremely high for this time of year, have subsided enough for crews to inspect the damage and remove debris from the trail. Starting today, crews will begin installing 550 metres of fencing to block off the edges of the trail where there is erosion along the edge of the asphalt. A number of new warning signs will notify trail users of the narrowed pathway and potential hazards along the trail.

The City is working with shoreline erosion experts to assess the condition of the trail and determine the long-term recommendations and cost of future repairs.

Specific timing for the re-opening of the trail will follow. The City thanks residents for their patience during this closure.