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

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.

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

Update on 05/07/2018:

Following a sustained period of warm weather, we are experiencing low water levels in the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and reservoirs.  To conserve water, we are reducing the opening times at Wigan Flight.  As of Saturday 7 July 2018, Lock 65 (Top of Wigan Flight) and Lock 85 (Bottom of Wigan Flight) will be opened to customers as follows:

  • 8:30am to 9:30am to facilitate entry onto the flight
  • 12:30pm to 1:30pm to facilitate exit from the flight

The above locks will be padlocked closed outside of these times.  Overnight mooring on the flight will be permitted only at Rose Bridge (between Locks 77 & 78).   Roving lock keepers will be on the Wigan Flight daily to oversee the passages and ensure the water levels are maintained.  This is not an assisted passage and staff will be around to help customers when needed.

Full assistance is available for single handed boaters on Thursday mornings at 8:30am and our Wigan Lock keepers can be contacted direct on 01942 405774 if you have any questions or want to report an issue on the flight.  Our Wigan Flight customer operations team will endeavour to help with any issues in a timely fashion.   Please bear with us as we may already be dealing with other priority jobs.

Overnight restrictions will remain in place at Poolstock Locks, along with Lock 88 (Pagefield Lock) to Lock 89 (Ell Meadow Lock).  These locks will be opened at 8am and locked at 3pm daily.

These restrictions will be in place until further notice.

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

Starts At: Bridge 86, Woodcock Lane
Ends At: Bridge 79, Damson Lane

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.

Starts At: Bridge 191A, Silsden Road Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 194, Lodge Hill Bridge

TOWPATH CLOSURE (Monday 9 April until Friday 20 July 2018)

The Leeds & Liverpool Canal towpath between Silsden Road Bridge (Bridge 191A) and Lodge Hill Bridge (Bridge 194) will be closed for 14 weeks whilst we complete an extensive programme of towpath upgrade works.

The works, which have been funded by West Yorkshire Combined Authority, will improve 2.7 km of towpath with a Centrack (bound granular) surface and the teams will also reinstate a number of historic mileposts.

Works commence on site on 9 April 2018 and an alternative route will be available for the duration of the works via Hainsworth Road and Low Lane.

Please follow any instructions given by Canal & River Trust representatives or on site signage.

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.

Bridge 14, Footbridge

TOWPATH CLOSURE (Monday 16 April until Friday 30 November 2018)

Third Party Contractors are closing the towpath between Bridge 13 and the Union Wharf at Market Harborough. They will be carrying out works to remove  the footbridge (Bridge14) and replacing it with a new road bridge crossing at the same location.

Due to the constraints at the location, the canal towpath will have to be closed for the duration of the works.

A diversion around the works will be put in place for pedestrians, from Bridge 13 along the B6047 to Union Wharf.

The Canal Navigation will remain open for the duration of the works although might be subject to short delays during critical elements of the bridge installation works.

Starts At: Bridge 89, Gt Ancoats Street
Ends At: Lock 83 Brownsfield

RESTRICTION (8am Monday 30 April  until 5pm Saturday 2 February 2019)

Third Party Contractors will be on site and will be putting up scaffolding adjacent to the Brownfield Mill. The purpose for this is refurbishment works .

Acton to Anderton, Weaver Navigation

RESTRICTION (8.30am Tuesday 8 May until 5pm Friday 3 August 2018)

Dredging operations. The works are to bring the river up to Minimum Open Channel Compliance.

Users may be delayed up to 30mins maximum.

Boaters should approach the dredger with caution and await a signal from the dredger driver to pass.

Users should note, any restrictions to the towpath/road are only in force during working hours.  In most cases no delays will occur.

Starts At: Bridge 21, Bulls Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 15, Black Horse Bridge

ADVICE (8am Monday 14 May until 5pm Tuesday 31 July 2018)

EU Networks will be undertaking excavation works to install new telecommunication cables along the canal tow path.

As a result of the works, tow path access will be restricted. A pedestrian diversion around the works will be in place via 50m long floating pontoons located in the canal. The floating pontoon will be progressively moved as the works are undertaken for an anticipated duration of 3 months. Banksmen will be on hand to assist pedestrians along the pontoon. Cyclists will be required to dismount when navigating along the pontoon.

The canal navigation shall remain open throughout the works. Moorings will be suspended on a rolling programme to facilitate the siting of the pontoon. Please observe local signage.

Starts At: Bridge 191, Trout Road Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 152, Albion Bridge

ADVICE (Monday 14 May until Tuesday 31 July 2018)

Towpath & Mooring Restriction

EU Networks will be undertaking excavation works to install new telecommunication cables along the towpath.

As a result of the works, towpath access will be restriced. A pedestrican diversion around the works will be in place via 50m long floating pontoons located in the canal.

The floating pontoon will be progressively moved as the works are undertaken for an anticipated duration of 3 months. Banksman will be on hand to assit pedestrians along the pontoon. Cyclists should be prepared to dismount.

The canal navigation will remain open and unaffected by the works.

Farmers Bridge Lock 6

RESTRICTION (8am Monday 14 May 2018 until 6pm Sunday 17 February 2019)

Winvic Construction Ltd will be erecting a hoarding and scaffolding on the rear of the towpath adjacent to Lock 6 on the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal. The works are part of the Newhall Square development and are required to facilitate the construction works. Whilst the towpath will be narrowed slightly the use of the lock will not be affected.  Pedestrians and cyclist are asked to slow down and dismount upon approach and adhere to any instruction given by the contractors at the time. A slight delay may be expected during erection of the hoarding/scaffolding, but warning signs and banksmen will be in place to advise canal users.

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