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100 steps reopening now set for end of January

Was originally supposed to reopen at the end of September
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City workers install a sign Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, at the 100 steps walkway between Elizabeth Street and Grove Street after the city closed it for safety reasons. Tony Saxon/GuelphToday

The city now says it has been informed the 100 steps pedestrian walkway will reopen at the end of January.

The walkway was closed last summer after a routine inspection found corrosion on the steel structure that supports the bridge portion that crosses the railway of the walkway, which runs between Elizabeth Street and Grove/Metcalfe streets.

The Crown agency that owns the bridge portion, Metrolinx, originally said the walkway would reopen at the end of September.

The city has no control over the repairs or the timing of it.

An update on the city's web site posted Tuesday stated: "Update November 14, 2017: According to Metrolinx, a new bridge should be installed by the end of January 2018."

Metrolinx has not returned calls and emails seeking comment during the process.