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

Ashton Canal

Planned Stoppages

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.

Bridge 11, Boots

ADVICE (8am Thursday 30 August 2018 until 5pm Friday 24 May 2019)

Contractors (Stepnell Construction) are undertaking construction of two blocks of student accommodation directly adjacent to the canal. All boat traffic and waterway users should take caution when passing and abide by the contractor’s advice. No delays anticipated as a result of these works. Please slow down when approaching the site and follow any signs and instructions the Contractor has on site.

Please slow down when approaching the site and follow any signs and instructions the Contractor has on site.

Montgomery Canal

Planned Stoppages

Bridge 85, Crickheath Heath Bridge

TOWPATH CLOSURE (8am Monday 20 August until 6pm Thursday 28 February 2019)

Contractors are restoring the winding hole north of Crickheath Bridge 85 on the Montgomery Canal. This is part of the £4m restoration of the Montgomery Canal, funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund.

Works will involve sheet piling and excavation works followed by the re-lining of the canal.

Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Planned Stoppages

Starts At: Bridge 226, Office Lock Bridge
Ends At: Lock 2, Office Lock

TOWPATH CLOSURE (8am Monday 3 September 2018 until 5pm Sunday 28 April 2019)

Contractors are constructing a new building and renewing the towpath at this location. The existing towpath will be closed for safety reasons during these works.

Bridge 7 – Carrington St

Update on 09/10/2018:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, these works have been delayed until after Christmas.

ADVICE (Monday 8 October 2018 until Monday 4 March 2019)

Contractors will be installing scaffolding on the towpath to carry out maintenance to the Gresham Hotel.

The scaffolding will be “permeable” allowing pedestrian access through/beneath the scaffolding once it
is installed.

This is a busy towpath with both pedestrians and cyclists. Please slow down and take care when passing through the works. Cyclist may need to stop and wait to allow
oncoming traffic through the works.

River Thames

Planned Stoppages

Culham Reach

ADVICE (Monday 29 October 2018 until Sunday 31 March 2019)

Culham Lock tail layby refurbishment works: the navigation layby downstream of Culham Lock, below the road bridge, is being refurbished. The lock will remain open during these works but river users please be aware of construction plant, for example barges, next to the tail layby downstream of the road bridge and proceed with caution when approaching or leaving the lock.

 

 

River Thames

Planned Stoppages

Molesey Lock

LOCK CLOSURE (until 1 March 2019)

Replacing the timber sheeting on the face of each lock gate.

Canoe portage may be restricted at times

River Thames

Planned Stoppages

Teddington Lock

LOCK CLOSURE (until 27 March 2019)

Refurbishing the lock chamber concrete walls and replacing the lock side rubbing timbers and bollards.

* River users will still be able to navigate through the Barge Lock

Leigh Branch/Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Planned Stoppages | Stoppages & Restrictions

Intersection of: Lock 1, Top Lock, Leigh Branch to Lock 1, Top Lock, Leigh Branch on Leigh Branch (Leeds & Liverpool Canal) and Lock 89 to Lock 88 on Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Update on 19/12/2018:

In order to conserve water in the Wigan area, we will continue to implement overnight restrictions in the Wigan central area.

Padlocks will be placed on Lock 88 (Pagefield Lock) and Lock 89 (Ell Meadow Lock) on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and will be opened at 8am and locked at 3pm daily.

The above locks will be padlocked closed outside of these times.

These restrictions will be in place until further notice.

RESTRICTION (Tuesday 30 October 2018 until further notice)

In order to conserve water in the Wigan area, as of Tuesday 30 October we will be implementing overnight restrictions in the Wigan central area.

Lock 88 (Pagefield Lock) to Lock 89 (Ell Meadow Lock) on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and Lock 1, Poolstock Lock on the Leigh Branch will be opened at 8am and locked at 4pm daily.

The above locks will be padlocked closed outside of these times.

These restrictions will be in place until further notice.

Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Planned Stoppages

Starts At: Bridge 130B, Manchester Road Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 130E, Finsley Gate Bridge
Up Stream Winding Hole: After Bridge 137, Lob Lane Bridge.
Down Stream Winding Hole: Before Bridge 130B, Manchester Road Bridge.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (8am Monday 12 November 2018 until 4pm Friday 15 March 2019)

Update on 15/10/2018:

Please note the start date for this closure has been put back by one week until 12th November.

This is to keep the navigation open for an additional week following the restrictions imposed during the summer due to the drought.  Our contractors will be completing their site set-up in the week before the stoppage, so please take care while travelling through the area.

Please note that the towpath will still be closed from 5th November, as originally planned.

 

Update on 03/09/2018:

The length from Manchester Road Bridge 130B to Bridge 130E will be dewatered to allow for canal relining works, work to the towpath retaining wall and offside soft bank protection.

Stop plank grooves will also be constructed at Bridge 130B and Sandholme aqueduct.

The final design and methodology have now been confirmed and, as a result of the extent of works involved and for safety reasons, the towpath will also have to be closed during the stoppage.

Our contractor will erect signage at the convenient closure points so that people can come off and use another route.

 

Original message:

The length from Manchester Road Bridge 130B to Bridge 130E will be dewatered to allow for canal re lining works.

Grand Union Canal

Planned Stoppages

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

TOWPATH CLOSURE (Monday 19 November 2018 until Monday 11 March 2019)

Crest Nicholson’s contractors will be undertaking installation of the Campbell Park Development canal footbridge crossing, the Newlands marina entrance and the junction of the Bedford to Milton Keynes Canal Link works along the canal towpath between Bridge 82 and 82A, Grand Union Canal.

The canal towpath at this section will be closed and a diversion put in place for the duration of the works.

The canal navigation will remain unaffected by the works.

River Nene

Planned Stoppages

Various landing stages along the river Nene
ADVICE (Monday 12 November 2018 until 8 March 2019)

Refurbishment works will be taking place to the following landing stages:
 Clifford Hill Downstream Landing Stage
 Billing Upstream Landing Stage
 White Mills Upstream and Downstream Landing Stage
 Lower Wellingborough Downstream Landing Stage
 Irthlingborough Upstream and Downstream Landing Stages
 Upper Ringstead Upstream and Downstream Landing Stages
 Woodford Upstream Landing Stage
 Denford Upstream Landing Stage
 Wadenhoe Upstream Landing Stage
 Cotterstock Upstream and Downstream Landing Stages
 Orton Lock Upstream Landing Stage

It is intended that the works will be carried out in the order listed and will take approximately 1 week per landing stage. No works will take place over the Christmas period.

During the works a temporary landing stage will be in place to allow navigation to continue. Please take care when using this structure and adhere to any warning signs or instructions given by the contractors on site.

Please be aware these works are river and weather condition dependent. EA will advise of any changes due to this as soon as possible.

Kennet & Avon Canal

Planned Stoppages

Starts At: Lock 15, Semington Lock
Ends At: Lock 16, Harris Lock
Up Stream Winding Hole: Bridge 150 Sells Green Swingbridge
Down Stream Winding Hole: Whaddon 65ft Winding Hole

Update on 06/12/2018:

Following the inspection it has been found that the bottom approach chamber wall support has collapsed.

Consequently the lock will remain closed until further notice.

Engineers are currently working on a method of repair.

Update on 05/12/2018:

Following the inspection it has been found that the bottom approach chamber wall support has collapsed.

Consequently the lock will remain closed until further notice.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (8am Tuesday 4 December until 4pm Thursday 6 December 2018)

Lock 16 will be closed to boating traffic from 8am on Tuesday 4th December to 4pm on Thursday 6th December with the pound between Lock 15 and 16 being drained of water.

We are inspecting the lock before we carry out repairs to the chamber walls of Lock 16, which will be done as part of the winter stoppage planned to take place from 7th January 2019.

River Ouse

Planned Stoppages

Scarborough Rail Bridge

RESTRICTION (8am Monday 3 December 2018 until 5pm Monday 11 March 2019)

Work will be taking place on behalf of York City Council on Scarborough Rail footbridge. They will be replacing the existing footbridge.

This will require restrictions to river traffic as follows:

3rd to 7th December 2019. 2 days North span closed, and 3 days South span closed. During the closure the other span will be unrestricted for river traffic.

11th March to 15th March 2019. 2 days North span closed, and 3 days South span closed. During the closure the other span will be unrestricted for river traffic.

Restrictions to alternate spans will also occur on Saturdays over night (22.00 to 06.00) on 9th February 2019, 23rd February 2019, and 2nd March 2019.

Skippers of all crafts – please slow down and approach the area with care. Follow the site instructions for which span to use.

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