Shropshire Union Canal

Start date: September 23, 2021
End date: September 27, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Stoppages & Restrictions

Audlem Lock 2

Update on 25/09/2021:

Our teams have now completed the repair to the cill buffer and the navigation is now back open

Update on 24/09/2021:

Initial investigations are now complete, and a plan of repair has been organised for Lock 2, Audlem on the Shropshire Union Canal.

Our contractors have attended site today to measure up and prepare a design to fabricate a free-floating scaffold to assist with the lifting of the cill buffer from within the chamber. Works are currently continuing off site to fabricate the scaffold and our teams will be back onsite tomorrow from 6.30am to undertake the lift and re-secure the cill buffer. Once this is complete, our teams will demobilise site and navigation can resume.

We anticipate the repair will be complete tomorrow and an update will be provided tomorrow afternoon.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (1pm Thursday 23 September 2021 until further notice)

Please be advised navigation is closed at Audlem Lock 2 on the Shropshire Union Canal, due to a detached cill. Our engineers have been informed and are on their way to site to arrange a method of repair.  

An update will be provided on Friday, 24 September.