Planned Stoppages Listings

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Please note: The following events appear in chronological order, not in order that the dates are posted to the website. Therefore the newest listings may not necessarily appear at the top of the list.

Planned Stoppages Listings

Bridge 42, Shaw Lane Bridge

ADVICE (8am Monday 15 January until 4pm Thursday 31 May 2018)

Please be aware that the towpath is to be temporarily diverted around the old Stoke Works site on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, to enable demolition and construction works to be undertaken by Barratt Homes. Customers should follow the signs to the diverted route.

Bridge 1, Leeds Bridge

ADVICE (Monday 8 January until Sunday 8 July 2018)

Contractors (AE Yates) are undertaking strengthening works to Leeds Bridge and will be undertaking various activities over the next 18 months.

All boat traffic should slow down when approaching and take care when passing and abide by the contractors advice.

This may result in delays of no longer than 15-20 minutes.

 

Edgbaston Tunnel
Up Stream Winding Hole: Gas Street Basin
Down Stream Winding Hole: The Vale, Near Footbridge 84A, Birmingham University

RESTRICTION (until 5pm Sunday 20 May 2018)

Update on 09/03/2018:

The galvanised steelwork required to widen the towpath through Edgbaston Tunnel will be delivered to site on Monday 19th March and work will re-commence within the tunnel.

The navigation will be kept open throughout, although there will be some short delays to ensure the safety of our workforce.   Please take care whilst navigating through the tunnel and follow any guidance and instructions from our contractors.

The towpath will remain closed throughout the works and diversion signs should be followed.

 

Update on 21/02/2018:

There have been some late changes in order to improve the final design of the steelwork required for the widening of the tunnel towpath.  Unfortunately these changes have resulted in a delay of two weeks in the delivery of the fabricated steels.

This has given an opportunity to keep the navigation open to boat traffic during  this period.  Please be aware, however, the towpath through the tunnel remains closed and diversion signs should be followed.

Monday 22 January 2018 08:00 until Friday 16 March 2018 16:00

Type: Navigation Closure
Reason: Repair

Update on 06/01/2018:

The late signing of the funding agreement for the towpath widening works has had a knock-on effect on the commercial agreement with the contractor and their arrangements for access and compound provisions.

This now means that the stoppage start date will be Monday 22nd January.  At present, we are not extending the stoppage but will look at accelerating the works where possible.

The navigation will reopen during 1st to 4th February as per the original programme.  Please be aware the towpath will not be available and a diversion will be in place.

Starts At: Lock 2
Ends At: Lock 3

TOWPATH CLOSURE (9am Monday 5 February 2018  until 5pm Thursday 1 August 2019)

A reduction in the towpath width is needed to allow for the construction of the adjacent residential development and town houses.  The proposed buildings are situated in close to the towpath and required this easement to prevent any conflict with towpath users.

Starts At: Tod’s Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 97, Govilon Yard

TOWPATH CLOSURE (8am Monday 26 February until 7pm Saturday 19 May 2018)

The towpath between Bridge 97 (between Govilon and Llanfoist) and Bridge 95a (Tod’s Bridge) will be closed from the 26th February until the 19th May 2018 due to embankment repair works.

Please use the alternative route provided.

Starts At: Bridge 82, Blue Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 82A, Childs Way (H6)

ADVICE (Sunday 4 March until Thursday 31 May 2018)

Crest Nicholson’s Campbell Park development contractors will be carrying out canal side modification works involving piling and creating a lay-by as part of the Campbell Parks development works.

The contractors will be carrying out the works from the offside bank but may also have work boats or pontoons within the navigation corridor.

The navigation will remain open but boaters are advised to slow down and pass carefully by the works.

Moorings opposite the works are advised that there will be some noisy piling works being undertaken.

The canal towpath will remain unaffected by the works.

River Ouse York Junction with River Foss

Update on 05/04/2018:

York City Council have asked Canal & River Trust to advice all skipper of the following update to this notice.

UPDATE on work scheduled to be undertaken between 19/03/2018 until 05/08/2018 to the Blue Bicycle Restaurant Building, 34 Fossgate, York.

As part of this work scaffolding will be erected in the River Foss at this location and will reduce the width of the river channel for vessels navigating it at this point by 2.4m.  Appropriate warning signage will be in place upstream and downstream of the area.

If you need to contact the Council in respect of this temporary disruption then please contact Valerie Inwood (01904) 553358 or valerie.inwood@york.gov.uk  The Contractor responsible for the scaffolding is Sangwin Group and the contact there is Andrew Newbitt (01482) 329921 or andrew.newbitt@sangwin.co.uk

 

ADVICE (7am Monday 19 March until 9am Tuesday 7 August 2018)

York City Council have asked Canal & River Trust to advice any skippers intending to navigate the Foss Navigation to be aware of the following information.

Temporary Disruption to the Foss Navigation 19/03/2018 till 05/08/2018

Work is scheduled to be undertaken between 19/03/2018 until 05/08/2018 to the Blue Bicycle Restaurant Building, 34 Fossgate, York.  As part of this work scaffolding will be erected in the River Foss at this location and will reduce the width of the river channel for vessels navigating it at this point by 1.2m.  Appropriate warning signage will be in place upstream and downstream of the area.

During the 2 week period of 19/03/2018 till 01/04/2018 the scaffolding will be erected and due to the requirements of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975, silt curtains will be installed downstream of the area between Piccadilly and Fossgate Bridges.  These will stretch from each bank and therefore will prevent navigation beyond that point until 01/04/2018 when the silt curtains will be removed.  The silt curtains will have to be installed at the removal of the scaffolding and further details of this will be given in due course.

If you need to contact the Council in respect of this temporary disruption then please contact Valerie Inwood (01904) 553358 or valerie.inwood@york.gov.uk.  The Contractor responsible for the scaffolding is Sangwin Group and the contact there is Andrew Newbitt (01482) 329921 or andrew.newbitt@sangwin.co.uk

Both the Council and Blue Bicycle Management apologise for any inconvenience the temporary disruption may cause.

 

Starts At: Lock 85, Lock 21
Ends At: Lock 65, Top Lock

ADVICE (Monday 19 March until Sunday 30 September 2018)

HELP ON THE WIGAN FLIGHT

From 19 March to the end of September 2018, help on the Wigan Flight will be available for single-handed boaters.  CRT will also offer help where there is a crew of two people but one cannot assist with lock work for health reasons.

This help will be available on Thursday mornings at 8:30am.  Please call the North West office on 03030 404040 for more information or to make arrangements.

You can also contact our Wigan Lock keepers direct on 01942 405774 if you have any questions or want to report an issue on the flight. Wigan Flight customer operations team will endeavour to help with any issues in a timely fashion.

Starts At: Lock 88
Ends At: Lock 89

RESTRICTION (Monday 19 March until Sunday 30 September 2018)

In order to conserve water in the Wigan area, Canal & River Trust North West will be implementing overnight restrictions in the Wigan central area.

Lock 88 (Pagefield Lock) to Lock 89 on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and Lock 1 on the Leigh Branch will be padlocked from 8pm to 8am daily.

These measures will be in place from 19 March 2018 until 30 September 2018.

Nidd Mouth Nun Monkton River Ouse – Ferry Boat Trips

ADVICE (11am Saturday 31 March until 4pm Sunday 28 October 2018)

The foot passenger ferryboat service will be open to the public at weekends only from Saturday 31st March (depending on river levels) until the end of October from 11am – 4pm.

Full details can be found on the website www.nunmonktonferryboat.org

Lock 8, Delph Bottom Lock

RESTRICTION (9am Thursday 29 March 2018 until further notice)

Due to a snapped balance beam on the bottom end gate at Delph Lock 8 we will be manning the lock during working hours from 9am until 4pm, but unfortunately for everyone’s safety outside of these times, we need to lock the flight to stop any unauthorised use of the lock.

This procedure will be in place for the foreseeable future but CRT are doing our best to get the beam repaired as soon as possible.

Starts At: Bridge 11, Wilford Suspension Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 12, Trent Bridge

Wednesday 11 April 2018 until further notice

Type: Navigation Restriction
Reason: 3rd Party Works

Update on 04/04/2018:

These works have been postponed due to the current flood conditions.

 

An alternative date will be arranged as soon as the water levels come back down.

Starts At: Lock 1
Ends At: Lock 2

RESTRICTION (8am Monday 9 April until 5pm Friday 8 June 2018)

Third party contractors will be carrying out work on an old sewer that runs under the canal and the surrounding land. The sewer will be cleaned and then realigned as part of these works.

Whilst these works are being carried out contractors should give way to towpath users when required but we do ask all pedestrians to be cautious when passing the cordoned off areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starts At: Bridge 78, Raddlebarn Road
Ends At: Bridge 80, Bristol Road

ADVICE (8am Tuesday 3 April until 6pm Friday 28 September 2018)

Cadent Gas(formally National Grid) need to renew gas main cathodic protection posts at various locations along the above canal route. The towpaths will remain open at all times with pedestrians managed through the works as and when necessary.

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