River Soar

Start date: August 6, 2020

Est. end if know: October 12, 2020

Planned Stoppages

Abbey Park Road Bridge 9 to Swans Nest Bridge 10

TOWPATH CLOSURE (Tuesday 11 August until Sunday 11 October 2020)

Construction company Danaher & Walsh will be installing a new footbridge and accessible towpath access point in the vicinity of the Wolsley Chimney in Leicester. To install the bridge and construct the required retaining wall at the back of the towpath they require the towpath to be closed for a significant portion of the works duration.
We advise boaters not to moor along this section as access to/from their boat may be restricted.
During the towpath closure, we will be taking the opportunity to implement the next phase of our Leicester Canal Art Project with the installation of a mural under Abbey Park Road Bridge.