Hertford Union Canal

Start date: April 2, 2021

Est. end if know: April 13, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Bridge 54a, Junction of the Regent’s Canal, to Bottom Lock 3, Bow
Starts At: Lock 3, Bottom Lock
Ends At: Bridge 2, Grove Road Bridge
Up Stream Winding Hole: Bridge 54a, junction with the Regent’s Canal
Down Stream Winding Hole: Junction with the Lee Navigation

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (until 4pm Monday 12 April 2021)

Update on 01/04/2021:

Please note that the Fabric Dam is due to be in place on 7th/8th of April. Re Watering of the canal is now due to take place on 10/11th April, with the navigation opening 12th April. Your patience is appreciated and we’re sorry for the delays.

There are some coots nesting which we are currently seeking approval from appropriate authorities to have the nests relocated in order for the Re – Watering to take place, if this causes further delays we will keep the current notice up to date.

Update on 04/03/2021:

Our work to repair the waterway wall on the Hertford Union Canal is underway. However, following de-watering of the navigation and inspections by our Engineers, the extent of the damage to the wall is much greater than originally anticipated. As a result, we require additional time to complete these repairs.

Update on 22/10/2020:

The Hertford Union Canal will be closed from Bridge 54a, the junction with the Regent’s Canal, to Bottom Lock 3.

Navigation on the Regent’s Canal will not be affected and boats will be able to turn at the junction, next to Bridge 54a.

Original message:

A stoppage is required on the Hertford Union Canal to enable detailed inspections and repairs of the waterway wall between the junction of the Regent’s Canal and Bottom Lock 3.

Navigation on the Regent’s Canal will not be affected.