Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Start date: February 19, 2022
End date: April 14, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Planned Stoppages | Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 65 Top Lock, Lock 68, Lock 73 (Wigan Flight Lock 9), Lock 77, Lock 80 (Wigan Flight Lock 16), Lock 83, Railway Lock, Wigan Flight
Starts At: Lock 65, Top Lock
Ends At: Lock 85, Lock 21
Up Stream Winding Hole: Winding hole Haigh Park Rowing bridge, upstream of Bridge 60
Down Stream Winding Hole: Junction with Leigh branch

Update on 07/04/2022:

We are very sorry to advise that we need to extend this stoppage beyond the 8th April 2022. Amongst many challenges faced on this stoppage from gate delivery delays, equipment breakdowns and also vandalism, there have also been some unforeseen challenges when fitting the gates. The team have got to reset the cills and this means that the concrete behind them will need a couple of days to cure before the lock can be rewatered. The team on site will be working continuously to complete this repair as quickly as we possibly can, this includes weekend working. The navigation is now scheduled to be reopened on Wednesday 13th April after 4pm. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this causes.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (until 4pm Friday 8 April 2022)

Update on 28/03/2022:

This Stoppage has been extended. Unfortunately, we have had to extend this Stoppage. Repairs were required to our workboat on site which is needed to complete these works and a further delay occurred after the pounds were drained of water as a result of vandalism. This Stoppage is now scheduled to finish on 08/04/2022.  Lock 73 is close by to the breach at Rishton which is due to end 08/04/2022, therefore we hope that this change should not cause too much disruption. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

Update on 18/02/2022:

Due to unforeseen circumstances within our workshops manufacturing the Lock Gates for Lock 73, we have had to rephase the end date of this stoppage. This stoppage site is close to the breach at Rishton which is due to end in early April. Therefore we anticipate that this change should hopefully not cause too much disruption. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

Original message:

A stoppage is required to carry out the following:

Locks 65 Top Lock, Lock 68, Lock 73, Lock 77 & Lock 83 will all have resin grouting put behind the lock walls to fill up any voids and prevent deterioration of the lock structure.

Lock 73 will also be having new bottom gates installed (offside tail gate heel post split)

Lock 80 requires some repair works to the head gate.