Planned Stoppages Listings

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Winter stoppages 2019-2020: www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/media/report/winter-notices.pdf

For River Thames: www.gov.uk/river-thames-conditions-closures-restrictions-and-lock-closures.

For Avon Navigation Trust: avonnavigationtrust.org>>

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 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

Upper Trent

Planned Stoppages

Sawley Marina

ADVICE (7am Friday 1 February 2019 until further notice)

CRT have been made aware of some changes regarding services linked to BWML Sawley Marina.

Below is a message from BWML Sawley Marina : –

” Since BWML’s affiliation with The Trust is no longer, we aren’t obliged to provide facilities to passing boaters.

However, we will be introducing a charge for cassette emptying allowing passing boaters to still make use of facilities but at a cost of £2 per cassette.

Please also be aware that our pump-out charge will be increased to £20 instead of £15.

These charges will come into effect from 1st February 2019. “

You can view this notice and its map online here:
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/14558/sawley-marina

Rochdale Canal

Planned Stoppages

Starts At: Lock 18
Ends At: Bridge 19, Stubbings Road Bridge

TOWPATH CLOSURE (8am Monday 17 June until 6pm Saturday 30 November 2019)

Upgrading of the towpath surface is taking place between Lock 18 and Stubbings Road Bridge. Wash walls will also be repaired where necessary.

The alternative towpath route will be along Rochdale Road at the Todmorden end going onto Halifax Road.

The contractors will endeavour to keep as much as the towpath open as possible during these works.

Shropshire Union Canal

Planned Stoppages

Starts At: Bridge 123B, City Road
Ends At: Hoole Lane Bridge No 123A
Up Stream Winding Hole: SU-019-014 Quarry Bridge
Down Stream Winding Hole: SU-015-020 Cow Lane 

Monday 1 July 2019 08:00 until Monday 16 December 2019 17:00

Type: Advice 
Reason: 3rd Party Works


Original message:

Ongoing construction works alongside the canal.

Third party contractors are working alongside the canal as part of the redevelopment of the shot Tower site.  Various works are taking place and a crane will oversail part of the canal.

The canal and towpath will remain open but boaters are requested to approach with caution.

Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Planned Stoppages

Bridge 169A, Anchor Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 187, Warehouse Swing Bridge

Monday 22 July 2019 08:00 until Tuesday 31 December 2019 17:00

Type: Advice 
Reason: Information


Original message:

Craven towpath improvement project will commence on Monday 22 July 2019 which involves 11.7km of towpath improvements: 8.2km between Anchor Bridge (Gargrave) to Gawflat Swing Bridge (Skipton) and a further 3.5km between Bradley Swing Bridge (Bradley) and Warehouse Swing Bridge (Kildwick).             

The principal features of the works are to resurface 11.7 km of towpath with a 1.5m wide Centrack surface and carry out washwall repairs where necessary. 

Contractors Keir are due to mobilise on 22 July 2019 for 24 weeks.

The towpath will be closed where work is taking place to ensure safety of the public. 

Every effort will be made to keep closed sections of the path to a minimum and where no work is taking place the paths will be kept open where possible.

Prior to commencement of works, separate notices will be issued advising of closures of individual sections of towpath.

Lee Navigation

Planned Stoppages

Starts At: Bridge 24, Ferry Lane Bridge (A503)
Ends At: Bridge 26, Lock Crossover Bridge

RESTRICTION (Tuesday 27 August 2019 until Friday 28 February 2020)

Update on 19/07/2019:

Revised dates due to contractor issues on the project

Hale Wharf Bridge Contractor to install 2 New Bridges, north of Tottenham Lock. To connect the new development up to the Tottenham community.

The Towpath will need to be closed to facilitate these works and floating walkway installed within navigation to divert pedestrians onto.

Lifting in of the main bridge over the Lee Navigation is planned during December 2019, which will require approximately 6 no. 30 minute restrictions of the navigation over a five day period.

Exact dates for this will follow when confirmed by Contractor.

Original message:

Hale Wharf Bridge Contractor will be installing 2 New Bridges, north of Tottenham Lock, to connect the new development up to the Tottenham community.

The Towpath will need to be closed from Br 24 extending 500m North, to facilitate these works a floating walkway will be installed within the navigation to divert pedestrians onto.

125m of mooring will be suspended North of Br 24.

Lifting in of the main bridge over the Lee Navigation will be planned during August-September 2019 and may cause delays of up to 30 minutes during a 5 day period. Exact dates for this will follow when confirmed by the Contractor.

Lee Navigation

Planned Stoppages

Bridge 28A

RESTRICTION (Tuesday 3 September until Tuesday 31 March 2020)

North London Waste Authority Contractor to replace the existing Bridge 28A bearings, Lee Park Way, Edmonton.

The Towpath will need to be closed to facilitate these works and floating walkway installed within navigation to divert pedestrians onto. Hoarding will be installed to protect the public during the works.

Moored Boats on both sides will need to be relocated to another location.

Limehouse Cut

Planned Stoppages

Starts At: Bridge 4, Bow Common Lane
Ends At: Dod Street Access Point

TOWPATH CLOSURE (Monday 9 September until Friday 13 December 2019)

Tower Hamlets Council contractors will be carrying out improvements to the towpath/Cotall Street, adjacent to Bartlett Park. A new pontoon will be installed within the waterway for water sports activities.

Due to the very tight restriction in the area, the canal towpath will be closed, and a short diversion will be put in place to facilitate the works.

Advanced warning signage will be present upstream and downstream of site explaining the works, along with the diversion route.

Brent Reservoir (Welsh Harp)

ADVICE (Monday 16 September 2019 until Monday 16 March 2020)

Third party contractors will be undertaking piling works within the Brent Reservoir as part of a new footbridge construction adjacent to the existing cool oak lane road bridge.
Please observe local signage whilst the works are underway.

River Great Ouse

Planned Stoppages

St Neots River Terrace Grid Ref: TL 18134 60136

ADVICE (Monday 16 September until 31 December 2019)

www.gov.uk/environment-agency

Please be aware works involving waterborne plant (barge and pontoon)
will be used to rebuild a collapsed retaining wall at River Terrace St
Neots.

The water course is wide enough at the point of works that navigation will not be
disrupted with adequate exclusion zones around working plant. If required, the
waterborne plant can vacate the works area at any time.

Navigation is possible and we would ask you to follow contractor’s
instructions and approach with caution.

For further information, please contact Tom Geddes, Senior Engineer, JBA Bentley,
Peterborough. tom.geddes@jba-bentley.co.uk 01733 715960

Grand Union Canal

Planned Stoppages

Starts At: Bridge 153 (Footbridge)
Ends At: Lock 65, Apsley Lock

Monday 16 September 2019 until Friday 22 November 2019 23:59

Type: Advice
Reason: 3rd Party Works


Original message:

Vegetation works between Bridge 153 and Lock 65 Apsley Lock, Grand Union, HP3 9QR

Please be advised that third party contractors will be undertaking hedge facing, topping and replanting along the canal towpath adjacent the development site.

The towpath will remain open but will have safety fencing to protect the public from the works.

The canal navigation will remain unaffected by the works

 

Grand Union Canal

Planned Stoppages

Bridge 72, New Inn Bridge

TOWPATH CLOSURE (Monday 23 September until Monday 2 December 2019)

Towpath closure under Bridge 72, New Inn Bridge, Milton Keynes, Grand Union
Please be advised that Milton Keynes Council Contractors will be installing scaffolding and carrying out major refurbishment works to the road bridge that crosses the canal.
The towpath under the bridge will be closed and a diversion will be put in place for the public. Please follow local signage.
The canal navigation will remain open and largely unaffected by the works.

Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Planned Stoppages

Starts At: Bridge 178, Belmont Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 176, Gawflat Swing Bridge

TOWPATH CLOSURE (8am Monday 23 September until 6pm Saturday 30 November 2019)

Contractors on behalf of Craven District Council will be refurbishing the towpath between Belmont Bridge 178 and Gawflat Swing Bridge 176.
Sections of the towpath will be closed in short stretches at a time. Diversion routes will be signed and towpath users are to follow the diversions.
Skippers of all crafts may be affected for moorings in the sections that are being worked on in the closure periods.
Navigation will be clear and operation of bridges will not be affected.

Rochdale Canal

Planned Stoppages

Bridge 95, Chorlton Street Bridge

RESTRICTION (8am Tuesday 1 October until 5pm Monday 9 December 2019)

Please be advised third party contractors will be onsite to carry out refurbishment works to a third party owned building close to Bridge 95, Chorlton Street Bridge on the Rochdale Canal.
Whilst the towpath and canal will remain open, customers may be asked to wait no longer than 30 minutes whilst the equipment is moved out the way to allow for a safe passage. We politely request all customers to approach the area with caution and to listen to any advice that may be given by the banksmen onsite.

Starts At: Main Street Bridge
Ends At: Bridge Street Bridge

ADVICE (8am Monday 30 September 2019 until 6pm Monday 30 March 2020)

Contractors working for Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council are carrying out piling works as part of the flood defence scheme. The works will be on Forge Island.
Boaters should be aware that during piling works there may be dust and noise near Forge Island and Rotherham Lock.
There will be no obstruction to lock operation. Can skippers of all craft please slow down and approach with care.

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