Beginning after the Thanksgiving long weekend, Peterborough’s popular Jackson Creek Trail — part of the Trans Canada Trail — will be temporarily closed from the concrete bridge at the entrance to Jackson Park west to Ackison Road in Selwyn Township.
The trail closure will continue until mid-December, while upgrades to revitalize the length of trail owned by Otonabee Conservation are being completed.
According to a media release from Otonabee Conservation, construction activities along the length of the trail will include addressing points of erosion, installing culverts, regrading slopes, enhancing bridges, resurfacing of the length of the trail, and adding benches and educational signage.
The project to revitalize the trail is being primarily funded by a $523,917 investment from the Canada Community Revitalization Fund, administered by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).
The project is also being funded by a grant from Trans Canada Trail to enhance the local section of Canada’s national trail and through $20,000 in community donations raised through the Otonabee Conservation’s Your Metres Matter campaign
The trail will close completely on Tuesday, October 11th until Friday, December 16th, pending weather conditions. The trail may reopen earlier than December 16 if the work is completed sooner.
PDF: Map of Jackson Creek Trail Closure and Detours
Map of Jackson Creek Trail Closure and Detours
During the closure, detours will be in place to direct trail users to use alternate routes using local roads, sidewalks, and multi-use trails that extend from Parkhill Road West and Monaghan Road in Peterborough to Ackison Road in Selwyn Township.
Updates or changes to the planned closure will be available on the Otonabee Conservation website at otonabeeconservation.com.