BOILING SPRINGS, Pa. (WHTM) — The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is breaking ground on a more than $4 million dam project in Cumberland County Friday.
Children’s Lake in Boiling Springs has been waiting for upgrades since June 2016 when a nearby sinkhole exposed structural deficiencies in the existing dam.
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The commission, along with South Middleton Township and private donors, worked together to fund the early design work. In 2018, Gov. Tom Wolf released $2.8 million in capital funds to advance the project with a supplemental release of $2.2 million in June of this year.
“A new walking bridge, we’re going to expand the sidewalk. Make it a little more accessible to the public, a little safer for the public, it’s going to be a great addition definitely,” Paul Urbanik of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission said.
The project will build a new dam, spillway, and retaining wall along with an upgraded boat launch and ADA fishing area.
The project is expected to be completed around this time next year.