Reconstruction on Gilkison Flats

The reconstruction of the Gilkison Flats Trail, located in Brantford, will take place in July & August.

What will be done during the reconstruction?

  • Repaving
  • Shared use trail through Gilkison Flats beyond Veterans Memorial Parkway Bridge will be extended stretching south 2 KM
  • The alignment will follow the existing trail with a few minor changes, including an addition of a 100 m granular access launch /landing spot for canoes.
  • Realigning a short 70 m section of the trail away from the immediate top of the bank to help prevent future damage and trail reconstruction due to potential future flooding
  • Remove and restore a 190m section of trail south of the VMP bridge to a natural condition.

Trail works generally include:

  • Build-up and compaction of the soil base material of the existing trail to achieve positive drainage and to minimize longitudinal slopes for improved accessibility
  • Addition of asphalt surface
  • Smoothing path edges and restoration
  • New access gates and trail amenities including new signage and seating/benches

The reconstruction of Gilkison Flats is expected to be completed by no later than August 31, 2020.

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