The NCC is currently in the process of rehabilitating the escarpment.
About the project
The goal of this project is to address the issues related to the erosion and ensure public safety for the users of the pathway and the areas next to the escarpment, as well as to protect the forested slope. The project involves the following:
- Repairing the damage to the escarpment caused by the 2019 flooding, while providing resiliency in the event of future floods.
- Restoring slope stability in the affected area.
- Addressing any environmental concerns related to exposed contaminated soils.
- Reinstating the site and removing the fencing to restore public use of land.
Process and timeline
Phase 1 (completed)
Installation of concrete barriers to prevent rock from potentially falling from a low stone wall along the pathway. This was priority work to secure a section of the pathway.
Parliament Hill escarpment rehabilitation work.
This project is part of the NCC’s major infrastructure projects made possible with the Government of Canada’s $52.4-million investment from the 2020 federal budget.