contractors working on drained canal

Winter works at Bollington

contractors working on drained canal
Contractors working near Clarence Mill at Bollington. PHOTO: Colin Wareing, www.colinandcarolescreations.co.uk

WORK continues to rebuild the Macclesfield Canal on the Palmerston Embankment at Bollington on a bright winter’s day.

There has been an ongoing problem with water leakage from the canal alongside the Clarence Mill in Cheshire for a number of years. 

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As part of the winter 2019-20 maintenance programme the Canal & River Trust has employed contractors Kier to undertake a major rebuilding and relining of the canal here.The work is budgeted to cost £1.2 million.

The canal has been drained and work is underway to put in place new concrete was walls and a reinforced concrete bed to the canal. 

It is expected to reopen in March.

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