OTTAWA, July 13, 2018 /CNW/ - Transport Canada has announced that emergency repairs to La Romaine wharf were completed on July 7 and that container traffic has resumed.
The three mooring bollards are back in service and the gap underneath the concrete slab had been filled. Wharf users must continue to comply with the operational restrictions that were put in place prior to June 6, 2018. Those restrictions include a load limitation of 7.5 kilopascals across the whole of the port infrastructure.
A delivery of petroleum products is expected on July 13 or 14. Transport Canada officials have received confirmation that there are sufficient reserves to last until that time.
Transport Canada intends to undertake other work on the wharf in 2018, including repairs to the slab and light pole, as well as electrical work.
"I am pleased that the people of La Romaine and the community of Unamen Shipu are now able to count on a consistent and safe supply of goods and that passengers and workers can now use the wharf in complete safety. I am committed to keeping you informed about how the work is progressing and to keeping the lines of communication open."
The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport
- Work was done on the wharf in fall 2017, and Transport Canada announced that additional work would be needed in 2018. The Department issued a call for tenders, and the repair work was scheduled for this summer.
- Public Services and Procurement Canada carried out an inspection on May 30, 2018 after the ice melted, which revealed that winter storms had damaged the wharf even more. On June 6, 2018, Transport Canada issued restrictions to navigation and operations at La Romaine wharf, to ensure the safety of both passengers and workers. As a result, part of the wharf and three mooring bollards were condemned.
SOURCE Transport Canada
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