Shropshire Union Canal


Start date: January 18, 2024
End date: February 23, 2024
Time: 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Stoppages & Restrictions

Culvert 19 Blacon, near Chester.
Starts At: Culvert 18
Ends At: Culvert 20
Up Stream Winding Hole: Pipe Bridge
Down Stream Winding Hole: Graving Lock, Bridge 126

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (until 4pm Friday 23 February 2024)

Update on 18/01/2024:

As you will be aware from our previous update, additional work was added into the programme due to the leak found from the canal bed into the culvert.

The current enabling works for the culvert repair is taking place from the towpath and as such we now need to add additional temporary works to create a ramp into the canal to get a larger excavator on site.

We have explored the option of a temporary repair to the bed, refilling and coming back later in the year to do a full repair but have concluded the best approach is to complete the repair.

Therefore we need to extend the closure until the 23 February 2024 and we apologise for the inconvenience this may cause our boating customers.

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