Planned Stoppages Listings

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For Canal & River Trust: canalrivertrust.org.uk>>

Winter stoppages 2020-2021: www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/media/report/winter-notices.pdf

For River Thames: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/river-thames-restrictions-and-closures

For Avon Navigation Trust: avonnavigationtrust.org/notices>>

For Bridgewater Canal Company: bridgewatercanal.co.uk>>

The Environment Agency’s Thames winter works: www.gov.uk/river-thames-conditions-closures-restrictions-and-lock-closures.

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Please note: The following events appear in the order that the dates are posted to the website with the newest listings at the top of the list.

Planned Stoppages Listings

Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Planned Stoppages

Bridge 28, Heatons Bridge

RESTRICTION (7am Wednesday 2 December until 6pm Thursday 3 December 2020)

Please be advised third-party contractors will be onsite to carry out a detailed inspection of Bridge 28, Heatons Bridge on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
To be able to inspect the bridge, a pontoon and scaffold tower will be in place. We politely request all customers to approach the area with caution and be prepared to stop to allow the pontoon and equipment to be moved out the way for safe passage. We anticipate a wait of no longer than 30 minutes.
Please listen to any advice that may be given by the onsite contractors and to take note of the signage onsite.

Coventry Canal

Planned Stoppages

Huddlesford Railway Bridge

ADVICE (8am Friday 4 December until 6pm Saturday 5 December 2020)

The navigation and towpath will remain open. Contractors on behalf of Network Rail will be carrying out an inspection of the railway bridge. A pontoon and scaffolding will be used to facilitate the works. The pontoon will move to make way for customers to pass. We kindly ask customers to follow directions and take extra care when passing through this section.

Pole replacements off Birkwood Road, Altofts
Bridge 3

RESTRICTION (8am Thursday 3 December until 6pm Friday 4 December 2020)

To facilitate Integrated Utility Services replacing old poles on the high voltage power line which runs parallel to the edge of the towpath, vehicles will be used to access the poles from the farmers fields which will come up to the back of the towpath to enable safe replacement of the poles.
Please note members of public using the towpath may be held for 20 minutes to enable safe working procedures.
Please follow signage and banksmen in place to enable safe passage through the site.

River Nene

Planned Stoppages

Thrapston

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (Monday 30 November until 20 December 2020)

There are planned works being carried out by contractors of Cadent Gas to undertake gas maintenance repairs which requires the River Nene at Thrapston at the following grid reference:SP99197 78407 SP 991784 to be closed for the duration.

These works which are due to take place from Monday 30 November 2020 and
expected to be completed by 20 December 2020 (river conditions permitting).
For further information please call 03708 506506 and ask for the Lincs & Northants
Waterways Team. Alternatively please contact Thomas Harris of Alfred Bagnall &
Sons (East Midlands) Ltd on 07738 737218

 

Inspection – Whitley Bridge

RESTRICTION (8am-6pm Thursday 3 December 2020)

Contractors are carrying out an inspection of Whitley Bridge from an underbridge unit

Can Skippers of all craft slow down when approaching the location and follow any instructions given by staff on site.

There may be slight delays as the underbridge unit will be lifted out of the way to allow boats to pass.

 

Tees Navigation

Planned Stoppages

Bridge inspection

Infinity Footbridge

RESTRICTION (8am Monday 30 November until 6pm Friday 4 December 2020)

A bridge inspection will be taking place using rope access.

Can Skippers of all craft please slow down and approach the area with caution.

Trent & Mersey Canal

Planned Stoppages

Highway bridges at Trentham
Starts At: Bridge 106 Hem Heath
Ends At: Jonathan Road Bridge
Up Stream Winding Hole: Winding Hole, Trentham
Down Stream Winding Hole: Winding Hole, Bridgeroad

RESTRICTION (8am Wednesday 2 December until 6pm Wednesday 9 December 2020)

The canal and towpath will remain open. Third party contractors working for the Council will be carrying out detailed bridge inspections of several highway bridges via temporary pontoon. Customers are advised to be prepared to wait for a few minutes for the pontoon to be moved out of the way. Warning signs will be in place. Please follow directions and take extra care when passing through the work areas.

Halfpenny Railway Bridge Refurbishment

RESTRICTION (8am Monday 30 November 2020 until 6pm Sunday 11 April 2021)

Contractors are refurbishing the structure on behalf of Network Rail.
The temporary works are required to enable access to undertake the refurbishment to strengthen the bridge.
Boaters and other navigation traffic who may be passing by may experience a delay of up to 20 minutes to enable the Contractor to move the pontoon out of the way.

Halfpenny Railway Bridge Refurbishment Towpath Closure- Phase 1
Starts At: Railway Bridge
Ends At: Halfpenny Footbridge

TOWPATH CLOSURE (7am Wednesday 2 December until 6pm Friday 18 December 2020)

Contractors are refurbishing the structure on behalf of Network Rail.
The closure is required to enable safe working procedures whilst strengthening the structure.
North of the Railway Bridge is a Public Right of Way and will be managed under the local Council procedures.
A diversion route will be put in place by the Contractor.

Rochdale Canal

Planned Stoppages

Towpath restriction -New boundary wall installation- Near Dobroyd Bridge
Starts At: Bridge 30A, Dobroyd Bridge
Ends At: Access Point

ADVICE (8am Monday 30 November 2020 until 5pm Monday 18 January 2021)

Contractors will be installing a new boundary wall from the adjoining land at the back of the towpath.
Due to these works the towpath width will be restricted to allow the works to be undertaken.

Rochdale Canal

Planned Stoppages

Starts At: Bridge 43, Punchbowl Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 41, Warland Swing Bridge

ADVICE (8am Sunday 6 December until 5pm Sunday 13 December 2020)

Please be advised that Third party contractors will be onsite between bridge 43 Punchbowl Bridge and bridge 41, Warland Swing Bridge on the Rochdale Canal.
The third party contractors working for Sustrans will be replacing and relocating bollard / posts to allow better access for cyclists.
The towpath will remain open, bollards and posts will be sited within the towpath surface and all works will be fenced off with appropriate fencing. We politely ask customers to approach the area with caution and listen to any advice that may be given by the third party contractors.

 

 

Trent & Mersey Canal

Planned Stoppages

Highway Bridges at Middleport and Etruria
Starts At: Bridge 126, Longport Road Bridge
Ends At: A53 Etruria Road Bridge
Up Stream Winding Hole: Above Lock 41, Plants Lock – Offside , at junction with Macclesfield Canal
Down Stream Winding Hole: Above Lock 41, Summit Lock, at junction with Caldon Canal

RESTRICTION (8am Wednesday 2 December until 6pm Wednesday 9 December 2020)

The canal and towpath will remain open. Third party contractors working for the Council will be carrying out detailed bridge inspections of several highway bridges via temporary pontoon. Customers are advised to be prepared to wait for a few minutes for the pontoon to be moved out of the way. Warning signs will be in place. Please follow directions and take extra care when passing through the work areas.

Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Planned Stoppages

Bridge Inspections
Starts At: Bridge 225D, Wellington Road Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 225G, Monk Bridge

RESTRICTION (9am-5pm Tuesday 1 December 2020)

Leeds City Council will be undertaking inspections of the two structures in Leeds City Centre.
Scaffolding and a pontoon will be in place.
Can skippers of all craft please slow down and reduce wash when approaching the area. There may be delays of up to 20 minutes to allow divers to move out of the way.

Trent & Mersey Canal

Planned Stoppages

Bridge 115 Newcastle Rd Bridge
Up Stream Winding Hole: Above Lock 40 Summit Lock, at junction with Caldon Canal
Down Stream Winding Hole: Glebe Street

RESTRICTION (8am Wednesday 2 December until 6pm Wednesday 9 December 2020)

The canal and towpath will remain open. Third party contractors working for the Council will be carrying out detailed bridge inspections of several highway bridges via temporary pontoon. Customers are advised to be prepared to wait for a few minutes for the pontoon to be moved out of the way. Warning signs will be in place. Please follow directions and take extra care when passing through the work areas.

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