The City of Oshawa yesterday announced that it will be undertaking construction of the Pumphouse Marsh lookout and viewing deck. It will replace the existing structure with a new lookout and dock.
Oshawa describes Pumphouse Marsh, at 7 hectares, as one of the smallest coastal wetlands in Durham Region with one of the smallest watersheds. The marsh (image above courtesy Oshawa) is a Provincially Significant marsh and barrier beach located along the Waterfront Trail. It is used by neighbouring schools and provides learning opportunity for visitors.
The city said:
- For public safety, the lookout structure will be closed and fenced during construction.
- From time to time, heavy equipment will need to access the site from Stone Street, and associated noise levels may increase during these times.
- Regular work hours will take place between 7am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
An Oshawa statement said the city realizes that aspects of this work may be disruptive at times. While periods of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances may impact the work schedule, the City of Oshawa will make every effort to complete the work as quickly and efficiently as possible.