A pipeline replacement project in Muskoka is taking longer than planned. TransCanada is drilling the pipe path under the Severn River and Canal Road in Gravenhurst, but says unseasonably cold weather and geotechnical issues are slowing the work done. The infrastructure company says it had to do unplanned maintenance on its equipment, and a lot of that was pushed back until January because drilling operations were shut down over the Christmas holidays.
TransCanada says it’s working to get the construction site and equipment ready for drilling, and 24-hour drilling will start up again this month. The company is replacing two natural gas pipelines because of a growing population and more homes which need access to gas. It’s replacing around 1.8 kilometres of pipeline. The project is expected to be done this winter.