Canso Canal - Northwest Roundhead Wall and Northeast Canal/Entrance Wall Repairs

The proposed project includes repairs to the existing deteriorated concrete face on the Northwest Roundhead Wall and the Northeast Canal/Entrance Walls.  On the Northwest Roundhead Wall there is a recurring hole at a previous repair near a cold joint on the exposed northern face of the roundhead in the tidal zone.  Settlement of the deck indicates possible water infiltration during storm events. The project on the Northwest Roundhead Wall involves the removal of compromised concrete sections by hand via divers and repair the façade with reinforced concrete.  On the Northeast Canal/Entrance Walls, the project involves the removal of compromised concrete by hand via divers, placement of forms and tremie pour concrete plugs in front of the old existing plugs.

Latest update

End of Public Comment Period

June 7, 2022 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours is considering comments received to date to inform its determination on whether carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Real Property Safety and Security
Bruno Lirette, Regional Engineer
343 University Ave.
Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 9B6
Telephone: 506-961-7014

  • Location

    • The Canso Canal (DFO-RPSS) is located in Port Hastings at the eastern extremity of the Canso Causeway. The Canso Canal connects Chedabucto Bay to the Northumberland Strait and is accessed from Highway 104. (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Real Property, Safety and Security Department
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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