With Lake Erie erosion closing a section of Talbot Trail this summer due to structural integrity, Chatham-Kent council is looking at various options to repair the damage.

Running close to Lake Erie, parts of Talbot Trail have experienced problems due to high water levels and wave energy from the lake.

Parts of the highway have been experiencing slope instability, erosion, flooding and deterioration above and beyond historic rates.

While they didn’t approve any large scale repairs, council did approve an environmental assessment for Talbot Trail. The environmental assessment is estimated to cost almost $220,000.

The purpose of the EA is to evaluate both short and long term options and provide a final recommendation for improvement for the closed section of Talbot Trail.