Kennet & Avon Canal

Start date: December 18, 2020

Est. end if know: March 20, 2021

Planned Stoppages

Locks 40, 39, 38 and 37, and Pumping Station at Lock 22, Caen Hill, Devizes
Starts At: Lock 50, Kennet Lock (Top Lock)
Ends At: Lock 22, Lower Foxhangers Lock
Up Stream Winding Hole: Devizes Wharf, above Lock 50 Top Lock.
Down Stream Winding Hole: Between Bridge 179 and 181, Claverton

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (8am Monday 4 January until 4pm Friday 19 March 2021)

Update on 22/10/2020:

Following further local consultation and by re-programming the working hours of our construction teams, we are pleased to confirm we will be able to shorten the stoppage at Caen Hill Flight by one week.

The navigation will now re-open on 19th March 2021.

Original message:

Carry at works on the Caen Hill Flight as follows:

Lock 40 – Reline and repairs of top and bottom gates to reduce leakage.

Lock 39 – Repairs to the top gate to reduce leakage and repairs to the bridge decking.

Lock 38 – Repair and reline the top gate and repair the bottom gate to reduce leakage.

Lock 37 – Repairs to top and bottom gates to reduce leakage.

Caen Hill Pumping Station, Lock 22 – Repairs and improvements to the pumping station.