Updated: Fred Gingell Trail & Stairs Temporary Closure
Oct 01, 2014
Notice of Upcoming Slope Protection Works and Temporary Closure
The trail and stairs within Fred Gingell Park, located at 265 English Bluff Road, Tsawwassen will be closed between October 15–17, 2014 to undertake necessary slope protection work.
Several leaning trees compromising the slope stability along this valued community trail have highlighted the need to undertake immediate slope protection work.
Two independent geotechnical firms analysis of the trail confirmed the need to urgently conduct this slope protection work prior to the onset of fall/winter rain weather storms advising “localized slope failure and debris flow events would likely be triggered during and after periods of prolonged precipitation...debris flow events and falling down of the leaning trees can cause extensive damage along the park trails and could potentially contribute to an unsafe condition for use of the public amenity.”
The trail/stairs closure dates will be based on the weather forecast. The second day of this two day closure will include the use of a helicopter to transport the cut vegetation away from the site. The use of a helicopter will reduce the park’s closure period from several weeks to two days and also assist in preventing further damage to the remaining vegetation.
Signs will be posted at the park entrance and beach access prior to the work beginning.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we undergo these necessary land and slope management landscaping works.
View the report on this project endorsed by Council at the September 8, 2014 Regular Meeting.
The Corporation of Delta