The City of Langford has started work to replace a portion of the Ed Nixon Trail boardwalk.
Divers began removing the pilings on July 12 on a section of the trail at the south end of Langford Lake between Leigh Place and the YMCA-YWCA Westhills.
Although Langford’s application for a federal grant to fund the work was not successful, the decision was made to go ahead with the work at a cost of about $300,000, said Coun. Lanny Seaton, chair of Langford’s parks and recreation committee. The money will come out of Langford’s reserves, he noted.
The 25-year-old bridge has been closed on the advice of engineers due to safety concerns, Seaton noted.
Langford is applying for a grant to do work on the south end of the bridge because of flooding issues that arise during the winter.
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