The company hired to undertake work at the Paper Mill Lake dam in Bedford says the project has been delayed significantly due to persistent heavy rain.
Annapolis Group Inc. says the weather has made it difficult to maintain the lowered water level in Paper Mill Lake that is needed to complete the work in the dry portion of the lake bed. They sayd the challenging weather conditions have also hampered efforts to maintain reasonable and manageable downstream water flow.
Annapolis says it's optimistic that provided the weather cooperates, appropriate dewatering can be achieved to allow a reasonable portion of the work to continue this year within an approved extended work window to Dec. 31. Completion of the balance of the project will be scheduled for early to mid-summer of 2013.
Improvements by HRM to the Scott Saunders Park and access to the Paper Mill Lake are progressing as planned. This work involves the replacement of all wooden structures including steps to the lake and construction of a new concrete retaining wall. Completion of this work is scheduled for Oct. 31.