Rochdale Canal

Start date: April 28, 2022
End date: June 1, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Stoppages & Restrictions

Starts At: Lock 65 Alfred Street
Ends At: Lock 81 Butler Street

Update on 20/05/2022:

Our North West Reactive Response Team have now removed the damaged concrete slab which has blown at the base of the tailgate, along with removing two tonnes of debris. The team will now remove and refit the timber cills to prepare for the concrete base.

Navigation remains closed between Lock 65 and Lock 81 and a further update will be provided by Friday 27 May.

Update on 13/05/2022:

Site is now fully set up in order to complete the repairs to the damaged concrete apron behind the cill at Lock 72 on the Rochdale Canal and our Reactive Response Team await the finalised design of works from our engineers.

We anticipate works will take 2 weeks, subject to our contractor’s available dates to remove the scaffolding and dams once works are complete.

Update on 05/05/2022:

The workboat to assist with the repairs to the damaged concrete apron behind the cill at Lock 72 on the Rochdale Canal will be arriving to site early next week, with the dams fitted onsite Tuesday and the scaffolding installed Wednesday 11 May.

We will have a better understanding of the works required, and the timescale of the repairs, once the lock is dewatered and our engineers can enter the lock to complete a full assessment.

Navigation remains closed between Lock 65 and Lock 81 and an update will be provided by Friday 13 May.

Update on 29/04/2022:

Please be advised navigation remains closed between Lock 65 and Lock 81 on the Rochdale Canal. The inspections carried out to Lock 72 today have confirmed the concrete apron behind the cill has blown and is in need of repair.

Our teams are now working together to organise a safe working practice and source the materials and specialist equipment in order to carry out a repair.

A further update will be provided by Friday 6 May.  

Update on 28/04/2022:

Please be advised navigation remains closed between Lock 65 and Lock 81 on the Rochdale Canal whilst investigations continue to Lock 72.

Following initial inspections, we suspect it could be a blown cill, however more in-depth inspections are being carried out tomorrow, following which we will know more about the issue and repairs needed.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (12.15pm Thursday 28 April 2022 until further notice)

Please be advised navigation is closed between Lock 65 and Lock 81 on the Rochdale Canal due to an issue at Lock 72.

Our Reactive Response team are on their way to site to carry out further investigations and an update will be provided later this afternoon.