Closure of CR 20 (Horseshoe Lake Road)

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Temporary closure of Horseshoe Lake Road
Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

Peterborough, Ontario, November 30, 2016 – Horseshoe Lake Road (County Road 20)
in Haliburton County near Minden will be closed temporarily near the Horseshoe Lake
Dam, below Bethel Road, beginning December 12.

This closure will enable work to replace Horseshoe Lake Dam, part of the Trent-Severn
Waterway National Historic Site. Though work to replace the dam will be ongoing until
late summer 2017, this road closure will last only a portion of that time, until
approximately the end of February 2017.

For users of the river, access to the area immediately above and below the dam may be
restricted during the construction period, but access to the rest of the river will not.
Throughout construction, water management practices will remain in place and
construction should have no impact on water levels.

Horseshoe Lake Dam, at the outlet of Horseshoe Lake, near Minden, Ontario was built in
1909. In June 2015, a project to rehabilitate the dam was announced that would include
improvements to the physical condition and stability of the dam, its hydraulic capacity,
public and operator safety, site access, and mechanical equipment. The new dam will
also restore public access across the dam by providing a safe pedestrian walkway
separated from the operating mechanisms.

Significant infrastructure investments are being made in our national historic sites,
national parks and national marine conservation areas. For up-to-date news on Parks
Canada infrastructure work in this area, please visit If you
have questions about the Horseshoe Lake Dam project or if you would like to be added to
our community engagement list and receive email updates about this project, please
contact us at:

Natalie Austin
Public Relations and Communication Officer
Ontario Waterways
Parks Canada