BALMORAL - Stabilization work to the Balmoral Grist Mill has been completed and the site is expected to be reopened in early August.
The mill was constructed in 1874 and a geo-technical survey conducted last fall detected a number of structural defects that resulted in it being shut down to the public.
"What it recommended was that new concrete piers be built and new steel girders be installed to support the building. That's been done," said Michael Noonan, a spokesperson with the Department of Communities, Cultural and Heritage.
"It also raised some concern about some of the bedrock underneath the mill building," which were deemed "potentially unstable," he said.
"Any of the recommendations related to that study have now been done."
The cost of the repairs amounted to about $90,0000.
That is in addition to $1.1 million recently spent to replace the dam at the mill site.
After the old dam was torn out last year, officials decided to also take a closer look at the structure of the mill, which led to a geo-technical survey and ultimately repairs.
An official announcement is expected in the near future to outline the timeline and level of public access for the reopening.