Talbot dam

kirkfield bundle

Public Works and Government Services Canada, partnered with Parks Canada Agency to deliver a specific infrastructure project on the Trent-Severn Waterway. The objective of the Project was to improve the structural integrity of water management facilities and enhance public safety on the waterway while promoting visitor experience both during and after construction. The Kirkfield Bundle Project is part of a much broader TSW rehabilitation program.

Our work

EDCJV (a joint venture between EllisDon and Chant Limited) was contracted by PWGSC to act as the Construction Manager for the development and construction of the project and to enter into direct contracts with Subcontractor(s) for the execution of the Works.

The Kirkfield Bundle included the sites listed below in the initial scope of work:
1. Site A: Dam at Lock 38 – Remove & Replace
2. Site B: Dam at Lock 39 – Portage (Talbot Dam) Remove & Replace
3. Site C: Talbot Earth Dams and Culvert – Rehabilitation
4. Site D: Concrete Repair Work at Locks 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43 – Concrete Rehabilitation.


  • Designed and oversaw management of the water treatment facilities for the lock structures and the Talbot Dam construction activities
  • EDCJV developed and administered the project’s Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Under Chant’s leadership and due to limited space, an innovative and cost-effective integrated trestle/cofferdam solution for both the Talbot Dam and the Dam at Lock 38 was developed, tendered, and constructed
  • The project’s amended work scope was ultimately delivered on time and within the revised budgeted cost