Crews work on a portion of the Ed Nixon Trail boardwalk. (Photo courtesy of Murray McKay)

Crews work on a portion of the Ed Nixon Trail boardwalk. (Photo courtesy of Murray McKay)

Langford Lake boardwalk replacement work underway

Section of Ed Nixon Trail affected

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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rick.stiebel@goldstreamgazette.com


 

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Langford resident Hadley Bechtloff, a frequent user of the Ed Nixon Trail on Langford Lake, is looking forward to when the replacement work on part of the boardwalk is completed. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

Langford resident Hadley Bechtloff, a frequent user of the Ed Nixon Trail on Langford Lake, is looking forward to when the replacement work on part of the boardwalk is completed. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)