Planned Stoppages Listings

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

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.

CRT Enquiries: 03030 404040 unless indicated otherwise


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

Rochdale Canal

Planned Stoppages

 

Bridge 99, Albion Street Bridge

RESTRICTION (7am Monday 30 March until 6pm Friday 17 April 2020)

Please be advised third party contractors will be onsite at Bridge 99 on the Rochdale canal to install ducting to the underside of Albion Street bridge between the bridge and the deck beams.
We politely request all customers to approach the area with caution and be prepared to stop to allow any equipment to be moved out of 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 third party contractors and take note of the signage onsite.

Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Planned Stoppages

Location: Between Bridge O and Bridge 2B, Leeds & Liverpool Canal
Starts At: Bridge O, Coffee House Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 2B, Litherland Road Bridge

Monday 23 March 2020 08:00 until Monday 25 May 2020 17:00

Type: Navigation Restriction
Reason: Maintenance


Original message:

Please be advised the towpath will be closed between Bridge O, Coffee House Bridge and Bridge 2B, Litherland Road Bridge on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal able to carry out necessary works to Bridge 1, Carolina St Changeline Bridge and Bridge 2, Stanley RoadChangeline Bridge.

Whilst the canal will be kept open to navigation, the air draft is restricted to 2.7m (8’ 10”) due to the scaffolding placed on the bridges to be able to carry out the works.

We politely request customers to approach the area with caution, be prepared to stop and to listen to any advice that may be given onsite. Advance navigation signs will be in place prior to the restriction.

Regent’s Canal

Planned Stoppages

Overnight towpath closures, Bridge 1, Warwick Avenue
Access Point

TOWPATH CLOSURE (9pm Tuesday 31 March until 6am Friday 24 April 2020)

Westminster City Council are undertaking refurbishment works to Bridge 1 (Warwick Avenue).
To undertake the works safely the towpath will be closed at night. A canal boat will also be working below the bridge at night to undertake the refurbishment works. The canal shall main accessible at all times.

River Trent

Planned Stoppages

Brewers Wharf Moorings – Opposite The Kiln, Newark

Update on 02/04/2020:

The works have been postponed by the Environment Agency due to the current Covid-19 situation.  The site has been made safe and access at the northern end of the moorings re-instated.  The moorings have been re-opened.

A revised date for the works is yet to be determined.

RESTRICTION (Monday 23 March until Friday 15 May 2020)

Following recent flooding the Environment Agency are carrying out Emergency Works to repair/replace a flood defence wall at Brewers Wharf in Newark.
Due to the access required, the Northern end of the moorings (approximately 2 boat lengths) and Northern pedestrian access will be closed.
Access from the South (car park end) will still be available, and the remaining area of moorings will also remain open.

Sheffield & Tinsley Canal

Planned Stoppages

Location: Lock 12 to Victoria Quays
Starts At: Tinsley No.12 Lock
Ends At: Sheffield Basin

Update on 01/04/2020:

Further to the investigation of pipeline issues, urgent repairs are required to one of the pipes used for pumping from the Tinsley pumps.

The navigation will be closed until the repairs are completed and low water levels will be maintained from Lock 1 to Victoria Quays.

For safety reasons, the towpath will also be closed from Bridge 18 to the Tinsley Footbridge.

Customers are reminded to move only if it is essential to reach services.  Please follow Government guidance at all times.

Update on 25/03/2020:

Engineers & contractors are on site commencing investigations.

There is a pipe line issue which affects the length of canal from Lock 1 – Victoria Quays.

Low water levels to be expected until further notice..

 

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (8am Monday 23 March until 5pm Thursday 2 April 2020)

Installation of new pumps at Tinsley is taking place.
Works will commence with effect from 23rd March.
Boats moored between Lock 1 and Victoria Quays could experience low water levels during these works.

Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Planned Stoppages

Bridge 138, Clogger Bridge, Leeds & Liverpool canal.
Service Crossing

RESTRICTION (7am Wednesday 18 March until 6pm Friday 3 April 2020)

Please be advised third party contractors will be onsite at Bridge 138, Clogger Bridge on the Leeds & Liverpool canal to remove redundant gas pipes.
We politely request all customers to approach the area with caution and be prepared to stop to allow any equipment to be moved out the way for safe passage. We anticipate a wait of no longer than 30 minutes.
However, there is an alternate pedestrian route available around the structure in the form of a pathway that forms part of the towpath access point from Hollins Mill Lane.
Please listen to any advice that may be given by the third party contractors and take note of the signage onsite.

Kennet & Avon Canal

Planned Stoppages

Bath Quay
Starts At: Bridge 198, Churchill Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 199, Midland Bridge

TOWPATH CLOSURE (8am Monday 23 March until 8am Friday 10 July 2020)

Please be advised that contractors for Banes will be completing approach, abutment & underpass works for the new pedestrian & cycle footbridge across the River Avon, at the above location.
Unfortunately this means that mooring will be suspended and the towpath closed so that everyone is kept safe, but a short diversion will be in place and signed locally, to help pedestrians find their way around the works.

Rochdale Canal

Planned Stoppages

Bridge 95, Chorlton Street Bridge

RESTRICTION (6am Monday 23 March until 6pm Sunday 5 April 2020)

Please be advised third-party contractors will be carrying out essential works to an neighbouring building at Bridge 95 on the Rochdale canal.
There may be short restrictions no more than 30 minutes at a time to allow for the works to be undertaken. We politely ask all customers follow instructions from the contractors working onsite.

Towpath closure

Bridge 3, Harrow Road (A404)

TOWPATH CLOSURE (Wednesday 25 March until Friday 3 April 2020)

Please be advised that third party contractors will be carrying out repairs to Bridge 3, Harrow Road on the Grand Union Canal, Paddington Arm.
To minimise disruption and undertake these works safely, the towpath will be closed at night from 21:00 and will reopen at 06:00.
During this time please follow local signage and the towpath diversion instructions.

Scaffolding works, Bridge 11 (A412)

ADVICE (Monday 23 March until Sunday 5 April 2020)

Contractors on behalf of Cadent Gas will be undertaking maintenance painting and refurbishment works to the gas pipe crossing the canal that runs along the bridge parapet.
An encapsulated scaffolding will be erected across the Canal & Towpath to facilitate the works.
The Towpath & Navigation will remain open although short delays may be encountered during the scaffolding erection/dismantle procedures.

Strengthening Jordan Bridge 21

Update on 26/03/2020:

Customers are asked to only move if essential to reach services and to follow government guidance at all times.

Update on 17/03/2020:

We have been advised that the works to the West side of the waterway will now take place with effect from  18/03/2020.

RESTRICTION (8am Wednesday 25 March until 7pm Monday 15 June 2020)

Third party contractors are strengthening the bridge.
The waterway will be partially closed as follows:
25/3/2020 to 18/05/2020 West side of the waterway
19/05/2020 to 15/06/2020 East side of waterway

Boaters should slow down when approaching the bridge and follow the signage as to which side to use.

Denver Lock approach

RESTRICTION (Friday 20 March until 3 April 2020)

Please note that we are working in partnership with the Cam Conservators to undertake silt clearance via water jetting downstream of Denver lock within the tidal river during the above period. Please note that craft and plant will be situated within the tidal river below Denver
Lock whilst these works are under way.

We advise boaters to proceed with caution and follow any instructions
given on site. Please note some short delays and restrictions may be
experienced by boaters going onto or off of the tidal river via Denver
Lock as a result of this work. Tidal crossing windows over to and from
Salters Lode lock may also be affected.

Please make contact with the relevant lock keepers for the latest up to date tidal river information on the numbers shown below prior to departure.
 Environment Agency Denver Lock – Telephone: 01366 382013
 Middle Level Commissioners Salters Lode Lock – Telephone: 01366 382292
For further information, please contact the Environment Agency on 03708 506506 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday and ask for the Great Ouse Waterways team.

 

Grand Union Canal

Planned Stoppages

Mooring restriction & towpath closure, West Drayton
Starts At: Bridge 192, Colham Bridge (A408)
Ends At: Bridge 191, Trout Road Bridge

TOWPATH CLOSURE (Wednesday 18 March until Thursday 28 May 2020)

We are undertaking works to improve the surface of the towpath, which is being funded by Hillingdon Council and their contractors.
During this time it is necessary to suspend mooring and close off the towpath for access between bridges 191 and 192.
A possible alternative route would be via High Street, Yiewsley and Trout Road, West Drayton.
Navigation will remain open but boats might be held up briefly to enable contractors carry out works safely.

Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Planned Stoppages

Starts At: Bridge 51, pottery road bridge
Ends At: Bridge 50, Seven Stars

RESTRICTION (8am Monday 9 March until 6pm Friday 15 May 2020)

Please be advised third-party contractors will be onsite between Bridge 51, and Bridge 50 on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal to enable access to the canal side elevation and existing timber piers for refurbishment works to the existing Wigan Pier.

  • Pier 2 and 3 is the 9th March 2020 to 10th April 2020
  • Pier 5 is 10th April 2020 to 15th May 2020

To be able to carry out the necessary works, a pontoon will be in place. We politely request both towpath and canal users to approach the area with caution and boaters to reduce speed on approach.

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