Building a wall Workers set up a barrier on a portion of Lakeshore Drive. The barrier will contain dirt and debris from minor landslides in the area. In the past

Barrier erected to control effects of landslides

A concrete barrier and a fence along a portion of Lakeshore Drive will minimize the effects of minor landslides in the area.

A concrete barrier and a fence along a portion of Lakeshore Drive will minimize the effects of minor landslides in the area.

The barrier was erected last week along a portion of the road which has been closed because of slides in the past.

Don Darling, director of works and utilities for the municipality, said slides in the past have blocked the road, requiring crews to respond immediately to clear the silt and debris.

Lakeshore Drive is the only access road into the Crescent Beach area.

Darling said the barrier will hold the debris until crews can come to clean it up. However, a major slide would still block the road.

“It’s not going to prevent slides and it’s not going to stop a big slide,” he said.

 

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