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Paper Mill Lake Dam in Bedford to Undergo Major Repairs

Friday, April 27, 2012 - Construction on the Paper Mill Lake Dam in Bedford is scheduled to start mid-May and continue until the fall. Annapolis Group Incorporated, owner of the dam, will be conducting major repairs to the existing structure and backfill within the park area below the dam. The company’s crew will be on site during normal working hours beginning May 15, 2012 through to Oct. 31, 2012.

Heavy equipment will be used for the demolition, concrete forming and major excavation of down slope fills. This work will take place within the confines of a closed compound in close proximity to the dam. Water levels at Paper Mill Lake will be lowered extensively for the duration of the project to accommodate this work. Walkway access between Mill Run Crescent and Lake Drive via the Mill Run footbridge will be closed during this time.

Residents are reminded that any activities within the lake or disturbance to the lake bed or shoreline are regulated by Nova Scotia Environment through an approval process. Any property owners intending to conduct alterations to the shoreline of Paper Mill Lake should contact Nova Scotia Environment to discuss approval requirements.

For your safety, please respect any barrier fences, posted signage or notices.

While this necessary work takes place, HRM is taking the opportunity to improve access to Paper Mill Lake.  The improvements involve the replacement of all wood structures, including steps to the lake, and construction of a concrete retaining wall complete with new concrete steps.

Please note that swimming access will be closed to the public during this planned work, however, program opportunities will be offered at Sandy Lake Beach and the Bedford Lions Pool.   

Project notices are being distributed through Canada Post to all households in the area.

HRM and Annapolis Group Inc. thanks you for your patience and cooperation in respecting the construction site.



Mike Laycock, Annapolis Group Inc.

Michaelyn Thompson
HRM Communications





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