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Bracebridge Moves Ahead With Culvert Replacement Despite Concerns Over Turtle Habitat

Posted: 2021-10-05 08:28:59 By: thebay

At the regular September council meeting, Bracebridge councillors approved the design to replace the Sage Creek culvert on Peace Valley Road with a cost of over $500,000.

Two delegations from nearby residents, who argued against the design due to potential environmental impacts, including danger to turtles who have made nests near the existing culverts.

Bracebridge Director of Public Works Geoff Carleton assuaged many concerns brought forth including incorporating design aspects to deter turtles from nesting near the road, as well as alleviating flood potential to nearby lands.

Council was happy with the explanations they heard and move forward with the project.