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

Location: A45 Road Bridge Crossing, Weedon Bec, Grand Union Canal
Up Stream Winding Hole: Above Bridge 25, Weedon
Down Stream Winding Hole: Below Bridge 15, Whilton Lock Bridge

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (4pm Friday 2 February until 8am Friday 2 March 2018)


The contractors carrying out the A45 link road rail and canal bridge crossing have requested an adjustment to the closure dates.

To undertake the installation of a new road bridge across the canal.

The canal will be closed to navigation during the night only.

A towpath diversion will be in place.

Bridge 62A, Kepple Lane Footbridge

RESTRICTION (8am Monday 29 January until 6pm Wednesday 28 February 2018)

Please be advised that the dates have changed for the restriction in this area to facilitate the finishing off works at Garstang Road Footbridge

Works will be completed via a floating pontoon, please slow down when approaching the bridge and be prepared to stop if requested whilst the pontoon is moved out of the way.

A delay of no longer than 20 minutes may be experienced.

 

Long Sandall Lock

Update on 08/02/2018:

CRT have been advised of a change of the first date of diving activities:

These will now commence on Monday 12 February.

Update on 30/01/2018:

CRT have been advised of initial timescales for the diving activities:

Wednesday 7th February – Friday 9th February

Wednesday 28th February – Friday 2nd March

 

RESTRICTION (8am Monday 29 January until 5pm Friday 23 March 2018)

Contractors will be replacing the mooring pontoons downstream of Long Sandall Lock.

The contractor will have plant in the area and diving operations will be taking place.

Skippers of all craft should slowdown and approach the area with caution.

Delays up to 30 mins may be experienced to allow the contractors to remove plant and make the site safe to allow passage.

The diver “A” Flag will be displayed.

Hazelford Weir

ADVICE (Thursday 8 February until Friday 9 March 2018)

Fishtek are undertaking the construction of an eel pass next to the weir at Hazelford. There will be no disruption to navigation traffic or towpath users.

Please be aware of Contractors working in the area.

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 71, Porters Footbridge
Up Stream Winding Hole: Between Bridges 63 and 64
Down Stream Winding Hole: Between Bridges 71 and 72

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (8am Monday 5 February until 4pm Friday 2 March 2018)

Works to undertake repairs to the East and West abutments of Bridge 71.

It was originally expected these works could be completed without the need for a closure.  However, it is now necessary to install portadams, and to de-water the section of canal under the bridge, in order for the works to be carried out safely.

The closure is timed to tie-in with others in the area and the navigational window on 3rd and 4th February will still take place.

Location: Between Hillmorton and Clifton upon Dunsmore, Oxford Canal
Up Stream Winding Hole: Above Bridge 74, Kilsby Road Bridge.
Down Stream Winding Hole: At the junction of the Clifton Arm.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (8am Monday 5 February until 6pm Friday 16 March 2018)

The works include bank protection, piling and abutment works for the new road bridge crossing.

The end date of this third party closure has been extended to coincide with the stoppage at Thornfield Bridge 75, Barby, and to allow contractors more time to complete their works.

 

A towpath diversion will be in place.

Starts At: Bridge 49, Slipe Lane
Ends At: Bridge 51, Crown Bridge

ADVICE (Monday 5 February until Friday 2 March 2018)

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority are re-surfacing 850 metres of their towpath from Crown Bridge heading South.

A Diversion Route from Slipe Lane Bridge (LN-026-P0650) to Crown Bridge (LN-028-P0450) should be marked .

Starts At: Bridge 98
Ends At: Bridge 99, Llanwenarth Bridge
Up Stream Winding Hole: North of Bridge 101, Heads of the Valley
Down Stream Winding Hole: Govilon Wharf

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (8am Monday 5 February until 4pm Friday 2 March 2018)

To carry out investigations and repairs to the clay bed of the canal in order to stop the leakage from the embankment down to Church Lane, Govilon.

Bridge 29, Long Cut End Viaduct

Update on 23/02/2018:

Due to delays to the inspection these works will now be completed by February 28.

RESTRICTION (Monday 5 February until Friday 23 February 2018)

Contractors are carrying out a bridge monitoring inspection using roped access techniques and a safety boat in the canal at Bridge 29 Long Cut End Viaduct.

Please slow down when approaching the bridge and be prepared to stop whilst contractors move out of the way.

Delays may occur but will be less than 20 minutes.

Overhead Crossing, Stone Street

RESTRICTION (8amTuesday 13 February until 6pm Friday 2 March 2018)

Alfred Bagnall & Sons Limited on behalf of National Grid will be repainting the gas pipe crossing the canal. 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 erection & dismantling of the scaffolding.  Towpath & navigation users will be safely managed through the works during these periods.

Starts At: Bridge 49, Slipe Lane
Ends At: Bridge 51, Crown Bridge

ADVICE (Monday 12 February 2018 until Friday 9 March 2018)

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority are re-surfacing 850 metres of their towpath from Crown Bridge heading South.

A Diversion Route from Slipe Lane Bridge (LN-026-P0650) to Crown Bridge (LN-028-P0450) should be marked .

River Trent
Location: River Trent – Clifton Bridge

EVENT (8.30am-4pm Sunday 25 February 2018)

A rowing event organised by Nottingham Regatta Committee between Clifton Bridge and the T.S.Orion Sea Scouts Base on the River Trent in Nottingham. The River will remain open although there may be slight delays.  Please proceed with care and follow the advice of the safety boats and event stewards.

Bridge 88, Kings Road Hay Mills

RESTRICTION (6am Monday 12 February until 6pm Friday 9 March 2018)

A & H Construction will be repairing/replacing the canal wall copings at this location. The works will be undertaken utilising a pontoon.

The canal is quite wide at this location so boat traffic will be able to safely pass through the work area.

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