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

Branston Island

ADVICE (Monday 16 July until Sunday 30 September 2018)

Contractors (JN Bentley) are undertaking construction works on Branston Island for a few months and require a welfare unit so be situated on the watercourse.

No disruption is anticipated as a result of the boat.

Starts At: New Watery Lane Bridge
Ends At: Aqueduct 8, Puppy Green

TOWPATH CLOSURE (8am Wednesday 18 July until 6pm Monday 20 August 2018)

Towpath resurfacing works are to be undertaken between Watery Lane Bridge and Puppy Green Aqueduct, affecting the southern towpath only. As such, the towpath will be closed to allow the works to be carried out safely.

These works are part of the wider LGF3 Towpath Resurfacing Project.

Starts At: Lock 44
Ends At: Lock 34

RESTRICTION (9am Sunday 15 July 2018 until further notice)

Controls will be introduced on the Rochdale Canal from Sunday 15th July.

In overview the canal will be closed at the Summit on Mondays and Fridays until further notice.  CRT are also introducing overnight closures on the other days of the week.

The canal will be locked at Locks 34 and 44.  The first locks each evening will be put on at 4pm and our teams will work with boaters in summit sections after that time to ensure their passage out.  Moorings are available immediately below these locks for people arriving after 4 or during one of the closed days.

The canal will be reopened at 9am on open days.

These restrictions are necessary so that CRT can endeavour to maintain navigation for the rest of the season. It will continue to monitor the water resource position and update as necessary.

Starts At: Lock 1 East, Stanley Dawson Lock
Ends At: Lock 8 East, Roller Lock

RESTRICTION (9am Friday 13 July 2018 until further notice)

Controls will be introduced on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal from Friday 13th July.

CRTare introducing overnight closures on the East Lock flight of the Huddersfield narrow canal Monday to Sunday until further notice.

The canal will be locked at Locks 1 East to Lock 8 East.  The first locks each evening will be put on at 4pm and our teams will work with boaters in this section after that time to ensure their passage out.  Moorings are available immediately below these locks for people arriving after 4.

The canal will be reopened at 9am on each subsequent morning.

These restrictions are necessary so that CRT can endeavour to maintain navigation for the rest of the season. It will continue to monitor the water resource position and update as necessary.

Crenellated Weir, Fishpond

Update on 07/08/2018:

Whilst the works on the weir apron are being carried out, the water level upstream of Fishpond Lock will be maintained at between 150mm and 200mm lower than the weir crest level.

RESTRICTION (7am Monday 16 July until 5pm Wednesday 10 October 2018)

Contractors are undertaking repairs to Fishpond Weir. The navigation will remain open for navigation during the works but there may be occasional interruptions to enable contractors to mobilise plant and equipment. Any interruptions to navigation will be occasional and will not exceed 1 hour.

 

Skippers of all craft should approach the lock with caution and follow any instructions given by the contractor or Trust staff.

 

The works are due to be completed by 17th October or sooner if circumstances permit.

Intersection of: Wallbrook Bridge to Wallbrook Bridge on Old Main Line and Junction Bridge, Soho Branch to Junction Bridge, Soho Branch on Hockley Port Branch (Soho Loop)

ADVICE (8am Monday 16 July until 6pm Wednesday 31 October 2018)

Cadent Gas (formally National Grid) need to renew gas main cathodic protection posts at various locations along the above canal route. The towpath will remain open at all times with pedestrians managed safely through the works when necessary.

Starts At: Lock 1
Ends At: Lock 3/4

Update on 17/07/2018:

The feedback from customers so far has been positive towards the restrictions in this area. However, it is felt that closing Tuel lock on Tuesdays and Thursday would be less disruptive while providing the same protection to the water resource in this section. Bookings will still be available on Wednesdays subject to water supplies. Overnight closures on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Mondays.

The canal will be locked off Between Locks 1 and Tuel Lock.  The first locks each evening will be put on at 4pm and our teams will work with boaters in this section after that time to ensure their passage out.  Moorings are available immediately below these locks for people arriving after 4 or during one of the closed days.

 The canal will be reopened at 9am on open days.

RESTRICTION (8am Friday 20 July 2018 until further notice)

Further to recent update CRT wanted to confirm that further controls will be introduced on the Rochdale Canal from Friday 20th July.

In overview the canal will be closed at Tuel Lock on Mondays and Fridays until further notice. Bookings will still be available on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays subject to water supplies. We are also introducing overnight closures on Saturdays and Sunday .

The canal will be locked off Between Locks 1 and Tuel Lock.  The first locks each evening will be put on at 4pm and our teams will work with boaters in this section after that time to ensure their passage out.  Moorings are available immediately below these locks for people arriving after 4 or during one of the closed days.

The canal will be reopened at 9am on open days.

These restrictions are necessary so that we can endeavour to maintain navigation for the rest of the season.  We will continue to monitor the water resource position and update as necessary.

Near Cotgrave

RESTRICTION (Monday 23 July until Friday 31 August 2018)

Contractors will be drilling underneath the canal to install new sewerage main at Cotgrave.

Please slow down when approaching the site and be aware of Contractors working nearby.

No disruption to public or boaters is anticipated.

Bridge, Stegneck Railway Bridge

Update on 13/08/2018:

This work has now been extended till the 31st of August as more extensive repairs are needed.

RESTRICTION (7am Thursday 26 July until 6pm Tuesday 14 August 2018)

The railway bridge is being refurbished. There will be a short diversion of the towpath onto a floating pontoon.

Can all skippers please approach the bridge with care and follow directions given by the team on site. There may be short delays of no more than 20 minutes.

Bridge 9, Fine Georges Bridge

ADVICE (8am Monday 30 July until 8pm Sunday 30 September 2018)

Bonsers Restoration are to undertake brickwork repairs to the bridge and parapets.

To facilitate the works, scaffolding will be erected across the navigation and towpath. Sufficient headroom will be available to enable the navigation and towpath to remain open.

However, short delays may be encountered during the erection/dismantling procedures whilst tools and materials are moved out of harm’s way.

This will ensure that users are safely managed through the work area.

Starts At: Bridge 126A, Steelite Footbridge
Ends At: Bridge 125, Mill Bridge

ADVICE (8am Monday 30 July until 5pm Monday 17 September 2018)

During the Touring  Poppy Exhibition, which will be held at Middleport Pottery from Monday 30th July until Monday 17th September, NO moorings will be available between Bridge125 (Mill Bridge) and Bridge 126A (Steelite Footbridge)

https://www.wherearethepoppiesnow.org.uk/poppy-tour/

Intersection of: Tipton Station Bridge to Tipton Station Bridge on New Mainline and Factory Bridge, Hurst Lane to Factory Bridge, Hurst Lane on Old Main Line

TOWPATH CLOSURE (8am Friday 3 August until 6pm Tuesday 28 August 2018)

Towpath resurfacing works are to be undertaken between Tipton Station Bridge and Factory Bridge, affecting the southern towpath only. As such, the towpath will be closed to allow the works to be carried out safely.

 

These works are part of the wider LGF3 Towpath Resurfacing Project.

 

Starts At: Bridge 15, Regents Park Road
Ends At: Bridge 16, Fitzroy Bridge

EVENT (Friday 10 August until Saturday 18 August 2018)

 

The Floating Showroom will be putting on a series of events for children on Saturday 11 August 2018 at the Camden Visitor Mooring. One mooring will be suspended from Friday 10 for one week to enable this event to take place.

Teapot Storytelling Afternoon tea – for more details please email:

events@thefloatingshowroom.com

Starts At: Lock 92, Hanwell Flight
Ends At: Lock 101A, Thames Lock (House side)

ADVICE (Tuesday 31 July until Friday 28 September 2018)

Please note that between 31st July and 28th September, dredging will be carried out at lock approaches between Hanwell Bottom Lock and Brentford Gauging Lock.

Lock chambers at Lock 92 and Lock 98 (Osterley Lock) will also be dredged. The navigation will remain open, but short delays may be unavoidable.

Please follow the advice from the crew on site and pass through the working area with due care.

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