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Please note: This is the latest information that we are aware of. Towpath Talk and Mortons Media Group Ltd. is not responsible for any of the information held on this page. Please confirm any stoppages and restrictions with individual waterways prior to travelling:

Last update: 23 March 2017

 

Enquiries: 03030 404040 unless indicated otherwise

Canal & River Trust Winter stoppages 2016-2017 :  https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices/winter

The Environment Agency’s winter works on the Thames can be viewed at http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/recreation/135254.aspx

 

Coventry Canal: Bridge 31, Apple Pie Lane Bridge

EVENT (10am-1.30pm Sunday 2 April 2017) Anker Valley Canoe Club Hasler Race.

There will be approximately 150 people using the canal starting and finishing at Apple Pie Lane Bridge for 2 miles in either direction.

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Kennet & Avon Canal: Devizes Wharf Ends At: Newbury Wharf 48 Hour – S1 Mooring

EVENT (7am-6pm Sunday 2 April 2017) 2017 Waterside Series – Waterside D. A canoe/kayak event, organised by Newbury Canoe Club.  The navigation will remain open but please proceed with care and listen to the instructions of event marshals.

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Leicester Line (Grand Union Canal): Bridge 95 – Knights Bridge

ADVICE (Saturday 1 April until Wednesday 5 April 2017) Third party installing a fixed jetty with galvanized piling, non-slip decking and fendering system to their end of garden mooring at the location.

The canal navigation will remain open but boats are advised to slow down through the works.

The towpath will remain open and unaffected by the works.

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Huddersfield Narrow Canal: Lock 12 West

RESTRICTION (8am-12noon Wednesday 29 March 2017) CRT plan to carry out some minor head gate repairs at lock 12 West to help reduce leakage through the gates.

This will be a 4 hour restriction from 8am until 12 midday.

Boats approaching the works will be asked to wait above or below lock 12W until we have completed our repair works.

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Calder & Hebble Navigation: Bridge 13, Elland Wood Viaduct

RESTRICTION (8am Tuesday 28 March until 6pm Tuesday 25 April 2017) Contractors (Babcock International Group) are carrying out replacement of the overhead lines which cross the canal.

Whilst there won’t be any restriction in the watercourse, cables will be dismantled and erected above the watercourse.

All boat traffic should slow down when approaching, take care when passing and abide by the contractors advice, this may result in delays of no longer than 15-20 minutes.

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Huddersfield Broad Canal: Bridge 2, Railway

RESTRICTION (8am-6pm Tuesday 28 March 2017) Contractors (Spartan Rescue) are carrying out bridge survey works under the Railway bridge. The canal will be restricted at this location due to the use of a floating pontoon.

All boat traffic should take caution when passing and abide by the contractors advice, this may result in delay of no longer than 15-20 minutes.

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Erewash Canal: Bridge 23, Bridge Street Ends At: Bridge 17 – Nottingham Road

TOWPATH CLOSURE (Monday 27 March until Monday 3 July 2017) Towpath improvements will be taking place along the Erewash Canal.  These will be from Bridge 23 to Bridge 22 and from Bridge 19 to Bridge 17.

Work will comprise construction of 1.8km of 1.5m wide path, 225m of 2m wide path and 64m of 1.2m wide ‘spray & chip’ surfaced towpath.

To ensure the safety of the public the towpath will be closed during the works.

Towpath will be closed in sections with alternative route available via public roads.

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River Ouse: Skeldergate Bridge/Lendal Bridge

RESTRICTION (9pm Monday 27 March until 7am Wednesday 29 March 2017)

Due to postponement due to adverse weather, the inspections will now take place between Monday 27th March and Wednesday 29th March.

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North Stratford Canal: Bridge 31, Pinners Bridge

ADVICE (8am Monday 27 March until 6pm Sunday 30 April 2017) Contractors on behalf of Warwickshire County Council will be carrying out repairs to the damaged bridge parapet as a result of a vehicular Impact.

An encapsulated scaffolding will be erected across the canal & towpath to facilitate the works.

The towpath & navigation will remain open although short delays may be encountered while the scaffold is erected and dismantled.

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Birmingham & Fazeley Canal: Farmers Bridge Lock 3 Ends At: Livery Street Bridge

ADVICE (8am Monday 27 March until 6pm Friday 7 April 2017) Hilton Main Construction on behalf of Birmingham.C.C. will be installing new lighting bollards at several points between the above locations. The towpath will remain open with users managed through the works as and when necessary.

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River Ouse: Clifton Road Bridge/York Northern By-Pass Bridge A1237/Ouse Bridge
RESTRICTION (8am Monday 27 March until 6pm Wednesday 29 March 2017)

Due to postponement due to adverse weather, the inspections will now take place between Monday 27th March and Wednesday 29th March.

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Leigh Branch (Leeds & Liverpool Canal): Bridge No.3, Bamfurlong bridge/Bridge 10, A572 Road Bridge

RESTRICTION (8am Monday 27 March until 6pm Tuesday 28 March 2017) Please be advised that contractors will be conducting an inspection of Bamfurlong Bridge 3 and A572 Road Bridge 10 from a floating pontoon.

Delays of less than 20 minutes may occur whilst the pontoon moves out of the way. Canal traffic will have priority.

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Trent & Mersey Canal: Bridge 92, Andre Mills Bridge

TOWPATH CLOSURE (7am Monday 27 March until 7pm Friday 28 April 2017) Contractors Amey are working on behalf of Staffordshire County Council to improve The National Cycle Network 5 on the Trent & Mersey Canal around Stone.

They are investing £200k of the Councils capital programme into the works, and will be renewing the towpath surface between Bridge 90-95. The work will also include some minor bank protection works in the area.

These follow £500k of works undertaken previously from Medford to Barlaston. The overall aim is to eventually complete the section between Stone and Meaford to link Stoke to Stone.

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Regent’s Canal: Lock 4, St Pancras Lock Ends At: Bridge 35 (Railway)

TOWPATH CLOSURE (7am Monday 27 March until 7pm Friday 14 April 2017) A new footbridge is being built over the canal close to St Pancras Lock. This will link Camley Street to the new developments close to Granary Square at King’s Cross.

A navigation notice is available here: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/7387/between-the-triplets-site-and-camley-street

The towpath will have to close whilst this work is taking place, from 27 March to 14 April 2017. From St Pancras Lock to Granary Square, please follow an alternative path behind the gasholders. See local signs.

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Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal: Lock 32 Gailey Lock Ends At: Lock 36 Otherton Lock

EVENT (11am-3.30pm Sunday 26 March 2017) Gailey Canoe Hasler Race. There will be approximately 120 paddlers using the canal between 11am and 3.30pm.

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Grand Union Canal: Bridge 150 (A414) Ends At: Bridge 144, Bankmill Bridge

EVENT (9.30am-2.30pm Sunday 26 March 2017) A run organised by Gade Valley Harriers is planned for Sunday 26 March on the Grand Union Canal.

The route will use a section of canal towpath between Boxmoor Cricket Club and Bulbeggars Lane and involve around 450 participants.

The run will start at 9:30am and will be finished around 2:30pm with runners setting off every three minutes.

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Gloucester & Sharpness Canal: Sharpness Dock Ends At: Gloucester Dock

RESTRICTION (12.30pm Saturday 25 March 2017 until further notice) Please be advised that the tall ship Kaskelot will be leaving Purton at 8am on Saturday March 25, 2017 and going up the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal to Gloucester Docks.

Canal & River Trust is working with the Tall Ships crew to make the ships passage along the canal as safe as possible.  In view of this CRT is asking boaters to take particular care where they moor along the canal and boaters are also advised that the tall ships may cause a significant wash and should consider this when tying up.

The size, manoeuvrability and stopping distance of the tall ship means it is important that their passage is not obstructed, particularly on the approach to the bridges.  Please ensure priority is given to the tall ship at all times and follow the advice of the CRT bridge keepers who will be assisting with passage.  If you have a VHF radio please keep this switched on for regular updates (Channel 74).

Please also be aware the visitor moorings outside Sainsbury’s in Gloucester will be closed during the morning until the Kaskelot has passed this site for the safety of other craft.

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Tees Navigation: Great Britain Canoe Trials – River Tees

EVENT (8.45am-3pm Saturday 25 March 2017) Great Britain Canoe Trails organised by the British Dragonboat Racing Association are taking place starting at the Barrage Reach and finishing at the River Tees Watersports Centre.

The navigation will remain open but there may be slight delays. Skippers of all craft are advised to slowdown, reduce wash and follow any instructions given by the event organisers.

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Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigations: Bridge 69, Railway

RESTRICTION (8am-4pm Thursday 23 March 2017) SPARTAN Contractors on behalf of Network Rail are carrying out bridge inspection works under Railway Bridge 69 in Doncaster. The canal will be restricted at this location due to the use of a floating pontoon.

All boat traffic should slowdown, approach the bridge with care and be prepared to stop if requested.

Short delays up to 10/15 minutes may be necessary for contractors to move the floating pontoon.

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Calder & Hebble Navigation: Bridge 16, Crowther

RESTRICTION (10am Wednesday 22 March until 4pm Friday 24 March 2017) Due to the need to lift concrete arch sections into position as part of the reconstruction of Crowther Bridge, boats will not be able to pass Crowther Bridge between 10 am and 4pm over 3 consecutive days during the period 22/3/17 and 24/3/17.

Boats will be able to pass outside these hours.

Please wait at designated area until instructed to proceed.

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Kennet & Avon Canal: Bridge 140, Cemetery Road Ends At: Bridge 141, Devizes Town

TOWPATH CLOSURE (8am Monday 20 March until 5pm Friday 5 May 2017) Works will be starting on site on Monday, 20th March 2017 to upgrade the towpath between Devizes Cemetery Road Bridge and Devizes Town Bridge and are currently scheduled to be completed by 5th May 2017.

The towpath will be closed for the duration of the works.

Kier are aware there will be some disruption to boats and crew mooring up to use the locks, but lock usage will still be possible.

Some moorings will remain open and will be managed on site dependant on the operation being carried out.  Our contractors will work with boaters to ensure safe access.

Canal & River Trust are also aware that events will be taking place during this time period and will endeavour to make the towpath safe for users at these times.

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New Mainline: Basin Bridge Lhs, Vincent Street

ADVICE (8am Monday 20 March until 6pm Monday 17 April 2017) Contractors on behalf of Western Power Distribution are to undertake urgent repairs to the underground electricity cable, therefore, a diversion will be in place.

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Gloucester & Sharpness Canal: Sharpness Port including the Low and High level bridges

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (8am Monday 20 March until 8pm Friday 24 March 2017) Please be advised that Sharpness Port will be unavailable from March 20th 2017 to March 24th 2017 between the hours of 8am and 8pm for essential maintenance to the middle lock gates.

The lock will be available on the tides outside of these hours as usual for shipping.

Operators of pleasure craft should contact the Pier Head on 01453 511968 to arrange night passage.

We understand that these works may impact customers’ plans and appreciate your patience whilst the work is in process.

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Oxford Canal: Bridge 59, Boughton Road Ends At: Bridge 58, Masters Bridge

RESTRICTION (7.30am Monday 20 March until 5pm Friday 12 May 2017) The works are to install new mooring points and associated signage.

Towpath use and mooring use along this section will remain open, but will be restricted in isolated areas as the works proceed along the canal. This is due to the works being undertaken by workboat.

The original works have had to start later than originally planned, so this will result in any possible delays occurring until later into the year.

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Grand Union Canal: Bridge 203, Wolf Bridge Ends At: Bridge 203A, School Footbridge

TOWPATH CLOSURE (7am Monday 20 March until 7pm Friday 31 March 2017) As part of projects regenerating the Havelock estate, we’re going to be making improvements to the vegetation along the towpath between Bridge 203 (Wolf Bridge) and Bridge 203A (School Footbridge) on the Grand Union in Southall. The towpath will be closed for this work from 20 March to 31 March 2017 and there will be a diversion via Merrick Road and Havelock Road. Mooring will be suspended.

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Calder & Hebble Navigation: Bridge 16, Crowther

RESTRICTION (7am Saturday 18 March until 7pm Friday 7 April 2017) Due to temporary works as part of the reconstruction of Crowther Bridge a width restriction (3.85m) will be in place between 18/3/17 and 7/4/17.

Skippers of wide beam boats please be aware.

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Paddington Arm (Grand Union Canal): Bridge 12, Piggery Bridge Ends At: Bridge 11aa, Hazel Grove Footbridge

TOWPATH CLOSURE (7am Tuesday 14 March until 7pm Friday 14 April 2017) CRT will be carrying out resurfacing and widening works on the Paddington Arm’s towpath. This will increase the amount of space for all users and improve the condition of the towpath surface.

The works will require workboats to be moored alongside the towpath. In addition, the towpath is due to be excavated within close proximity of the canal edge. Therefore, towpath mooring is to be suspended between Piggery Bridge and Hazel Grove Footbridge from 14 March to 14 April 2017. Winter moorings will be unaffected.

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Paddington Arm (Grand Union Canal): Bridge 7Ba (Footbridge) Ends At: Bridge 6, Scrubbs Lane (A219)

TOWPATH CLOSURE (7am Tuesday 14 March until 7pm Friday 14 April 2017) CRT will be carrying out resurfacing and widening works on the Paddington Arm’s towpath. This will increase the amount of space for all users and improve the condition of the towpath surface.

The works will require workboats to be moored alongside the towpath. In addition, the towpath is due to be excavated within close proximity of the canal edge. Therefore, towpath mooring is to be suspended between Bridge 7Ba and Scrubbs Lane bridge (Bridge 6) from 14 March to 14 April 2017. Winter moorings will be unaffected.

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Fossdyke Canal: Bridge 4, Saxilby Road Bridge Ends At: Burton Waters Marina – L6 Mooring

ADVICE (Monday 13 March until Friday 24 March 2017) The safety cage around the pipe is in need of replacement.

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Tame Valley Canal: Scott Bridge Ends At: Gorse Farm Bridge, Gorse Farm

TOWPATH CLOSURE (8am Monday 13 March until 6pm Friday 7 April 2017) Towpath resurfacing works are to be undertaken and the towpath must be closed to ensure the safety of the public.

These works are part of the wider Sandwell LGF Towpath Resurfacing Project – further lengths of the Tame Valley Canal towpath will be closed subsequently for resurfacing.

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Trent & Mersey Canal: Lock 15, Hunts Lock

RESTRICTION (8am Monday 13 March until 6pm Monday 27 March 2017) Greenford Contractors working on behalf of BPA will be undertaking work to repair the failed canal bank wall to the downstream lock approach at Hunts Lock, Fradley. To undertake the works they will require to operate small plant machinery from the towpath to install sheet piles. Throughout this operation the towpath will be restricted to provide safe passage to the general public.

The navigation will remain open although short delays may be required during certain operations throughout the works. Banksman and signage will be present to safely manage members of the public and canal traffic during the works.

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Trent & Mersey Canal: Red Bull Office

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (6am Monday 13 March until 6pm Friday 7 April 2017) In order for the car park and access road to be resurfaced and other essential work to be done at Red Bull it will be necessary for the services and bin facility to be closed to all users between 13th March and 7th April.

Alternative sites are available at Harecastle Tunnel and Wheelock, although the nearest Trust sites with pump out are at Etruria, Bosley and Anderton.

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Erewash Canal: Bridge 23, Bridge Street Ends At: Bridge 17 – Nottingham Road

TOWPATH CLOSURE (Monday 6 March until Friday 16 June 2017) Towpath improvements will be taking place along the Erewash Canal.  These will be from Bridge 23 to Bridge 22 and from Bridge 19 to Bridge 17.

Work will comprise construction of 1.8km of 1.5m wide path, 225m of 2m wide path and 64m of 1.2m wide ‘spray & chip’ surfaced towpath.

To ensure the safety of the public the towpath will be closed during the works.   Towpath will be closed in sections with alternative route available via public roads.

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Gloucester & Sharpness Canal: Dredging works at Gloucester Docks to Monk Meadow

RESTRICTION (8am Wednesday 1 March until 8pm Friday 31 March 2017) Whilst dredging is in progress, please be aware that during this time visitor mooring on West Quay are likely to be restricted, due to the presence of winch cables for the dredger and temporary displacement of craft from the dry dock.

For more information, please call Gloucester Lock on 01452 310832.

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Leeds & Liverpool Canal: Johnsons Hillock Mess & Services

ADVICE (Tuesday 28 February 2017 until further notice) Please be advised that works to connect the facilities to mains drainage will be taking place on site at Johnsons Hillock services.

Teams will be on site completing these works for the next 4-6 weeks.

Please follow any guidance given by Canal & River Trust representatives or direction given by on site markers such as cones and signage.

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Grand Union Canal: Bridge 115B, Linslade S.Bypass Ends At: Bridge 115C, Tiddenfoot Park Footbridge

ADVICE (Saturday 25 February until Friday 30 June 2017) National grid contractors will be replacing the overhead electricity transmission cables the over-sail the grand union canal at the above-mentioned location.

Protection systems such as scaffolds, guards and netting will be used during the works.

The towpath & navigation will remain open although short delays (max 30mins) may be encountered during the protection system erection/dismantle procedures.

Please pass with caution.

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Paddington Arm (Grand Union Canal): Bridge 7, Old Oak Lane (A4000) Ends At: Bridge 4, Ladbroke Grove (B450)

ADVICE (7am Wednesday 22 February until 7pm Friday 31 March 2017) CRT will be carrying out resurfacing and widening works on the towpath between Old Oak Lane and Ladbroke Grove. This will increase the amount of space for all users and improve the condition of the surface.

The works will require the use of workboats alongside the towpath. In some areas it may be necessary for customers boats to be moved slightly whilst we work in the immediate area and mooring to be suspended. All efforts will be made to eliminate any customer disruption.

This will take place between 22 February and 31 March 2017.

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Paddington Arm (Grand Union Canal): Bridge 12, Piggery Bridge Ends At: Aqueduct 2, North Circular Road

ADVICE (7am Wednesday 22 February until 5pm Friday 31 March 2017) CRT will be carrying out resurfacing and widening works on the towpath between Bridge 12 (Piggery Bridge) and the North Circular. This will increase the amount of space for all users and improve the condition of the surface.

The works will require the use of workboats alongside the towpath. In some areas it may be necessary for customers boats to be moved slightly whilst we work in the immediate area and mooring to be suspended. All efforts will be made to eliminate any customer disruption.

This will take place between 22 February and 31 March 2017.

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Aire & Calder Navigation Main Line: Lock 3, Knostrop Lock Ends At: Bridge 2, Crown Point

ADVICE (Monday 20 February until Monday 19 June 2017) As many customers will already know, Leeds City Council are carrying out a multi-million pound scheme in Leeds City Centre to improve flood resilience in the area.

The scheme involves replacing two weirs, river widening as well a series of flood walls, the majority of the works taking place along the navigational corridor.

CRT has been working with the council, their designers and their contractors throughout the whole process to minimise impact on customers, but inevitably on a scheme of this nature, there is the potential for delays and closures.

A significant proportion of the works have now been carried out, with the overall scheme due for completion in 2017.  Some closures to the navigation took place last winter, but on the whole, the majority of the works to date, have been carried out with minimal impact to navigation.  Towpaths have been kept open where practical, otherwise diversions have been put in place.

Further closures of the navigation were envisaged and being planned for this winter, however the progress of the works were significantly impacted by the devastating effects of Storm Eva last December.  Despite efforts to pull this back on programme, delays have incurred which will delay the timing of the second phase of navigation closures.  CRT is working with Leeds City Council to look at options to keep this to a minimum and investigating other practical alternative solutions for boats, but at the moment closures of 4 weeks between 20 February and 16 April for Knostrop Fall Lock and 2 weeks between 22 May and 19 June for Knostrop Fall Lock and Crown Point Bridge are being considered.

CRT will do all it can to ensure the closures are kept to an absolute minimum and that the dates are confirmed as soon as possible.

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New Mainline: Turnover Bridge, Winson Green Ends At: Railway Bridge, Soho

TOWPATH CLOSURE (8am Monday 20 February until Friday 31 March 2017) Towpath resurfacing works are to be undertaken and the towpath must be closed to ensure the safety of the public.

Funding has become available to complete the recent towpath resurfacing on the Birmingham New Main Line Canal and to resurface the entire length of the Soho Loop towpath. This work is part of the wider Local Growth Fund Towpath Resurfacing Project – further lengths of the Birmingham New Main Line Canal and the Soho Loop Canal towpath will be closed subsequently for resurfacing.

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Aire & Calder Navigation Main Line: Dutch R/Side Goole – L6 Mooring Ends At: Lock 7, Lemonroyd Lock

ADVICE (8am Monday 20 February until 5pm Friday 31 March 2017) Canal & River Trust are pleased to announce a new freight operation on the Aire & Calder Navigation. The operation is due to start week commencing 20th February between Fleet Lane upstream of Lemonroyd Lock and Goole. In the initial stages we are expecting approximately 2 freight barges per week.

Any skippers planning passage on the Aire & Calder Navigation who require information on freight barge movements can contact the NE Administration team by calling 0303 0404040 or by email at the following address  enquiries.northeast@canalrivertrust.org.uk

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Gloucester & Sharpness Canal: Gloucester Docks to Monk Meadow

RESTRICTION (8am Wednesday 15 February until 8pm Friday 31 March 2017) Please be advised that dredging will be carried out in Gloucester Docks and the Gloucester and
Sharpness Canal as far as Monk Meadow between Wednesday 15th February and Friday 31st March.

During this period, we ask that boaters book their passage between Monk Meadow and Gloucester Lock with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice, as the dredging pipes and cables will be across the full width of the docks at various times.

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Leigh Branch (Leeds & Liverpool Canal): 1.4km west of Boothstown Marina

ADVICE (8am Monday 13 February until 12noon Wednesday 24 May 2017)

BRIDGEWATER CANAL NOTICE

CRT have become aware that works being undertaken by the Bridgewater Canal Company to Vicars Hall Bridge have been amended and are expected to be completed in May.

For further information please visit their website on www.bridgewatercanal.co.uk

Contact details: The Bridgewater Canal Company, Peel Dome, The Trafford Centre, Manchester M17 8PL

Email: bridgewatercanal@peel.co.uk

Telephone: (between 2pm – 4pm Mon-Fri) 0161 629 8432

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Aire & Calder Navigation Main Line: PIPE BRIDGE

ADVICE (8am Monday 13 February until 5pm Monday 15 May 2017) Contractors (JN Bentley) are altering the towpath line slightly for a temporary period to allow them to undertake works to the syphons.

Works will not affect navigation and any works will be securely fenced off from the public. A temporary towpath surface will be created and appropriate signage in place where the works are located.

Please follow any signs or information the Contractor has provided.

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Oxford Canal: Bridge 66, Clifton Road

ADVICE (Thursday 9 February until Sunday 30 April 2017) Contractors are carrying out bank protection and enabling works for the New Link Road Bridge Canal crossing along the canal towpath.

The towpath will be closed and a diversion route in place for the entire duration of the works.

The Navigation will remain open although there might be minor delays as boats pass by the works.

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Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal: Bridge No. 103 Navigation

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (Friday 3 February 2017 until further notice) Please be aware that the canal will be closed from the 3rd February 2017 for topping up the pound to test recent leak repairs.

This will require installation of stop planks to contain the increased level and avoid inundating other works.

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Paddington Arm (Grand Union Canal): Bridge 12, Piggery Bridge Ends At: Aqueduct 2, North Circular Road

TOWPATH CLOSURE (7am Thursday 26 January until 7pm Friday 31 March 2017) Improvements to the Paddington Arm’s towpath as part of the Quietways programme.

Between 26 January and 31 March 2017 resurfacing and widening the towpath between Bridge 12 (Piggery Bridge – Manor Farm Road) and the North Circular. This will require some sections to be closed. Please see local signs.

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Weaver Navigation: Acton Swing Bridge
Up Stream Winding Hole: Weaver Navigation Arm, near Acton Lane
Down Stream Winding Hole: Frodsham Cut (Weaver Navigation) Junction

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (8am Monday 23 January until 6pm Friday 31 March 2017) Due to the installation of scaffolding, the bridge will not be able to swing/be opened between the dates of January 23 to March 31, 2017.  However – craft with an air-draft of less than 2.5 meters will still be able to pass under the bridge, but may need to wait a short period for the site to be made safe.

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Paddington Arm (Grand Union Canal): Bridge 7D (Railway)

ADVICE (7am Friday 20 January until 7pm Saturday 25 March 2017) Bridge 7D (Railway) on the Paddington Arm near Kensal Green is to be painted between 20 January and 25 March. There will be scaffolding and the width of the navigation will be reduced to 6 metres. Please take care when passing and watch out for approaching craft.

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Kennet & Avon Canal: River Avon, Pulteney Weir, Bath
Up Stream Winding Hole: Bath Top Lock – Maximum 50 foot, or Bath 72 Foot Winding Hole

ADVICE (9am Monday 16 January 2017 until further notice) The Environment Agency are carrying out a tree clearance operation at Pulteney Weir, Bath early next week.  Exact time and date have not yet been specified; however, work could begin on Monday 16th January or on Tuesday 17th January 2017.  Water levels can change dramatically between Pulteney Weir and Lock 6, Weston Lock. Please do NOT moor under bridges in this section. Both moored and navigating boats are advised to be vigilant.

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Oxford Canal: Bridge 59, Boughton Road Ends At: Bridge 58, Masters Bridge

RESTRICTION (8am Monday 16 January until 5pm Friday 31 March 2017) The works are to install new mooring points and associated signage.

Towpath use and mooring use along this section will remain open, but will be restricted in isolated areas as the works proceed along the canal. This is due to the works being undertaken by workboat.

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Oxford Canal/Rugby Arm: Intersection of: Bridge 58, Masters Bridge to Bridge 58, Masters Bridge on Oxford Canal and Bridge 58A, Bell & Barge Bridge to Bridge 58A, Bell & Barge Bridge on Rugby Arm (Oxford Canal)

TOWPATH CLOSURE (8am Monday 16 January until 5pm Friday 31 March 2017) The towpath will be closed to allow towpath resurfacing and bank repair works to be undertaken. There will be no mooring available in this area during the works. The canal will be open to navigation.

There is a suggested towpath diversion and a map will be displayed at each end of the towpath closure.

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Kennet & Avon Canal: Lock 52, Heathy Close Lock Ends At: Bridge 133, Bishops Canning Swingbridge

RESTRICTION (8.30am Monday 9 January until 3pm Saturday 24 June 2017) Dredging at various locations on the Long Pound between Horton and Wootton Rivers (KA-062 to KA-081).

During these works the canal and towpath will remain fully open, though boaters could incur short delays up to one hour.  Please pass with care and follow any instructions from the dredging team.

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Walsall Canal: Longbridge Bridge, Midland Road, Walsall
Ends At: Aqueduct 5, James Bridge Aqueduct

TOWPATH CLOSURE (8am Monday 9 January until 5pm Friday 24 March 2017) Towpath refurbishment works will be carried out, exposing the existing path widths and repairing the edging boards where required. A new macadam surface will be applied to the paths followed by a tar, chip & spray surface dressing afterwards.

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Paddington Arm (Grand Union Canal): Bridge 4, Ladbroke Grove (B450)

RESTRICTION (7am Monday 9 January until 7pm Monday 1 May 2017) Scaffolding is to be erected on the offside of the Paddington Arm to the west of Bridge 4 (Ladbroke Grove, B450). A pontoon will narrow the width of the canal but the navigation will remain open. All boaters are asked to slow down and take care. This will be from 9 January to 1 May 2017.

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Walsall Canal: Longbridge Bridge, Midland Road, Walsall Ends At: Aqueduct 5, James Bridge Aqueduct

TOWPATH CLOSURE (Monday 9 January until Friday 24 March 2017) As part of the current towpath refurbishment projects being undertaken in the West Midlands, works will be carried out to expose the existing path and repair the edging boards where required.

A new macadam surface will then be applied to the paths followed by a tar, chip & spray surface dressing afterwards.

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Glasson Branch (Lancaster Canal): Lock No.7, Glasson Basin Lock
Up Stream Winding Hole: Glasson Basin
Down Stream Winding Hole: Glasson Dock

Update on 06/01/2017: Following a request from customers and an additional period of consultation CRT have decided to reduce the period of the stoppage from the original 10 week closure to five weeks. The revised stoppage period will now run from  9th of January to 13th February. This will allow greater opportunity forboating customers to move during the post-Christmas winter stoppage period.

To facilitate this reduction in duration CRT have had to decrease the scope of the works undertaken this year and we will be concentrating efforts on the repair of the bottom lock gates. The result is they will be returning to Glasson Lock next winter to complete the works to the top gates.

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River Stort: Lock 14, Brick Lock
Up Stream Winding Hole: North of Bridge 5, Stort Navigation
Down Stream Winding Hole: Entrance to Roydon Mill Marina

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (Wednesday 4 January until Friday 31 March 2017) Reconstruction of lock chamber wall – cottage side.

CRT have established that the required works, temporary earthwork support, lock chamber wall demolition and rebuild, cannot be completed within the current stoppage period.  The stoppage will be extended until 31st March 2017.

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Tame Valley Canal: Aqueduct 7, Spouthouse Aqueduct

TOWPATH CLOSURE (8am Tuesday 3 January until Friday 31 March 2017)The navigation is already closed via a separate notice. The towpaths are to be closed following the refinement of working methods, to allow repairs to be carried out to the waterway walls.

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Calder & Hebble Navigation: Salterhebble Car Park Closure

ADVICE (Monday 28 November 2016 until Sunday 28 May 2017) Contractors (Amey) are undertaking emergency repairs to the river bank which was damaged during the period of recent flooding.

The car park at Salterhebble will be closed for the Contractor to create a secure working area and use heavy plant without the risk of public interference.

Please do not attempt to drive into the car park if the gate is open as this will be a live construction site.

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Kennet & Avon Canal: Bathampton East 48 Hour – S1 Mooring

ADVICE (8am Tuesday 1 November 2016 until 5pm Friday 31 March 2017) Part of this mooring will be used for winter permit holders between 1 November 2016 – 31 March 2017.

Winter mooring permit holders will have priority mooring between these dates.

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Kennet & Avon Canal: Bridge 25A, Ufton Swingbridge

ADVICE (8.30am Friday 1 April 2016 until 5pm Friday 31 March 2017) Network Rail and their contractor, HOCHTIEF (UK) Construction, will be commencing work to build a Road Bridge that will replace the level crossing at Ufton Nervet.There is expected to be minimal impact to the Canal and River Trust infrastructure and/or operations.

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