— The federal government is trying to fix the damage to a levee along the St. Johns River after it failed to fully repair an engineering flaw that’s caused some construction equipment to break down.
The federal government has hired the Calgary-based Engineering Design Consultants of Canada to help with the repair work on the levees in the city of Saint John.
The engineers are working to replace some of the damaged equipment, including a steel levee that broke down in the last week of August, said Mike Zalewski, director of operations for Engineering Design.
Zalewski said the contractor is working on a plan to replace the leveez that was installed in the fall of 2018.
Zarewski said he hopes the repairs to the leveeces are completed by the end of the year.
“The goal is to get them out of the city,” he said.
“Hopefully in January we can get them back into the river.”
The St. John River is expected to recover within the next month.