News release

Work to Begin to Replace Hantsport Aboiteau

Work will begin next week to replace the failed Hantsport aboiteau.

“We recognized the urgency of the situation and acted on the concerns brought forward by the community,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Lloyd Hines. “By providing a permanent solution, we are ensuring the protection of agricultural lands and public infrastructure while also enabling appropriate fish passage.”

The aboiteau and its wooden box culverts will be replaced by two permanent concrete box culverts. An earth berm will be rebuilt on top of the culverts.

The new culverts will be the diameter of the culverts which operated successfully in the past. The flow of water is expected to be the same as it was before the aboiteau failed.

The province engaged in consultation with the Mi’kmaw community and received environmental approvals from the Department of Environment.

The project is a $4 million investment and is expected to take five weeks to complete, with construction wrapping up before spring high tide and runoff occur.

The province hopes to recover the cost of the work from the Windsor and Hantsport Railway Company.

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The province will begin work next week on a project to replace the failed Hantsport aboiteau.

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Lloyd Hines says the project will provide a permanent solution, ensuring the protection of agricultural lands and public infrastructure.

The Hantsport aboiteau and its wooden box culverts will be replaced by two permanent concrete box culverts. An earth berm will be rebuilt on top of the culverts.

The project is a $4 million investment and is expected to take about five weeks to complete.

The province hopes to recover the cost of the work from the Windsor and Hantsport Railway Company.

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