Grand Union Canal

Start date: November 6, 2020

Est. end if know: December 12, 2020

Planned Stoppages

Lock 10, Long Buckby
Starts At: Lock 7, Top Lock
Ends At: Lock 13
Up Stream Winding Hole: Junction with the Leicester Line (Grand Union Canal).
Down Stream Winding Hole: Near Bridge 25, Weedon Wharf

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (until 4pm Friday 11 December 2020)

Update on 23/11/2020:

When the chamber at Lock 10 was drained we found, unfortunately, the cill and surrounding concrete on the lower gate were in much worse condition than expected.  We need to take this opportunity to replace the cill and concrete to reduce the risk of having to do further repairs next year.

We require an additional two weeks to carry out these works but our construction team will do everything they can to open the navigation as soon as it is safe to do so.



NAVIGATION CLOSURE (8am Monday 16 November until 4pm Monday 30 November 2020)

Update on 22/10/2020:

Please be aware, in order to help maintain water levels in the area, we will be closing the Buckby Flight from Lock 7 to Lock 13 during the period of this stoppage.

The navigation will be de-watered between Locks 10 and 11 whilst the repairs at Lock 10 are carried out.

Original message:

An urgent stoppage is required to carry out repairs to the cill and gates at Lock 10 in order to reduce leakage.


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