Winter canal work programme, 2018-2019

lock stoppage

The Canal and River Trust has announced details of the winter closure programme affecting canals in the South Pennine area to enable repairs and maintenance work to take place.

Where possible this page will be updated when stoppages are altered. Last updated: 15th March 2019.

Information from Canal and River Trust and Bridgewater Canal Company.
The information shown on this page is believed to be correct but if you are planning to travel by canal during this period you should check the details with the local waterways office.

Canal: Closure dates: Location: Purpose of closure:
Aire and Calder Navigation 5th - 16th Nov 2018 Bulholme Lock (10), Castleford To carry out repairs to the mechanical sluice. At the same time an engineering study will be carried out to investigate the possibility of increasing the size of the lock a little in order for it to facilitate Euro Class II Container barges.
Ashton Canal   no navigation stoppages planned  
Bridgewater Canal
4th - 15th Mar 2019
dates now confirmed
Barton Aqueduct Closed for annual maintenance works on structure.
Re-opens 4.00 pm Friday 15th March.
Calder and Hebble Navigation 5th Nov - 14th Dec 2018
Kirklees Lock Cut Lock 13 (Anchor Pit Lock): repairs to lock floor; Lock 15 (Kirklees Low Lock): replace lock floor timbers
5th Nov - 14th Dec 2018
Battyeford Flood Lock repairs to cill
5th Nov - 14th Dec 2018
Thornhill Lock Cut (Thornhill Lees) masonry repairs to Lock 21 (Thornhill Double Lower Lock) anad washwall repairs along the Thornhill Lock Cut
4th Feb - 15th Mar 2019
Greenwood Lock (19), Ravensthorpe re-build wash wall on lock landing
Huddersfield Broad Canal   no navigation stoppages planned  
Huddersfield Narrow Canal 20th - 23rd Nov 2018
additional stoppage
Carr Lock (18e), near Slaithwaite repairs to over-wound paddle that is coming away from the wall
5th Nov - 14th Dec 2018
Tunnel End, Marsden wash wall repairs and refurbishment of overspill weir and sluice near Standedge Tunnel
5th Nov - 7th Dec 2018
Lock 17w, Mossley replacement of tailgates and lock ladder; masonry and other repairs
5th - 30th Nov 2018 Lock 9w and 10w, Millbrook grouting of lock walls to reduce leakage
5th Nov - 14th Dec 2018 Lock 30w and 32w, Diggle grouting of lock walls to reduce leakage; wash wall repairs
5th Nov - 14th Dec 2018 Locks 27w, 28w and 29w, Diggle Lock 27w: Replace tailgates, lock ladder and carry out repairs to improve by-wash leakage
Lock 28w: Replace tailgates; Lock 29w: Repairs to lock gates
12th - 30th Nov 2018 Mann's Wharf Embankment, Greenfield repairs to reduce leakage
26th Nov - 14th Dec 2018 Lock 1e, Huddersfield repairs to the head and tail gates
26th Nov - 14th Dec 2018 Between Golcar Aqueduct and Lock 12e, Milnsbridge masonry repairs are required on the spillway of overflow weir
3rd - 14th Dec 2018 Lock 14e, Ramsden Higher Lock overhanging chamber stone to be reset
Leeds and Liverpool Canal
12th Nov 2018 - 15th Mar 8th May 2019
stoppage extended
Finsley Gate, Burnley dewatered to allow for canal relining works, work to the towpath retaining wall and offside soft bank protection;
removal of polluted silt taking longer than expected - canal to remain closed here until May
2nd Jan - 15th Mar 2019 Manchester Road Bridge (130b) and Sandholme Aqueduct, Burnley dewatered to allow new stop grooves to be constructed at Bridge 130b and existing grooves to be inspected at Sandholme Aqueduct
2nd Jan - 8th Feb 2012 Lock 48, Barrowford replacement of both sets of gates
7th Jan - 15th Mar 2019 Lock 45, Barrowford construction of new wash wall and lock landing
7th Jan - 15th Mar 2019
stoppage replaced by restriction
Carolina Street Changeline Bridge and Stanley Road Changeline Bridge, Bootle closure to allow for repairs and repainting of two steel footbridges
local restrictions instead of full navigational closure
7th Jan - 15th Feb 2019
stoppage cancelled
Micklethwaite Swing Bridge (199), near Crossflatts dewatered to allow for installation of service ducts to serve new estate
1st - 28th Feb 2019 Bridge P (railway bridge), Bootle replacement of rail bridge due to its structural condition
4th Feb - 3rd Mar 2019
stoppage cancelled
Moss Swing Bridge (218), Rodley dewatered to allow replacement of existing swing bridge with a wider bridge and footway
4th Feb - 15th Mar 2019 Kirkstall Lock (7), Leeds repairs to the approach wall and lock gates
11th Feb - 1st Mar 2019< Lock 43, Greenberfield lock gate repairs
12th Nov - 14th Dec 2018 Leigh Branch - Lock 2, Poolstock lock gate repairs
12th Nov - 14th Dec 2018 Leigh Branch - Plank Lane Lift Bridge repairs to lift bridge
5th Nov - 14th Dec 2018 Rufford Branch - Lock 3 replacement of tail gates
Macclesfield Canal 5th - 30th Nov 2018 Bosley Locks relining of Lock 9 to reduce leakage; grouting at Lock 6; replacement of coping stones at Lock 8
5th Nov 2018 - 14th Feb 2019 Culvert between Bridges 38 and 39, Macclesfield urgent navigation closure to repair canal bed and to prevent leakage through a culvert, which is causing flooding to adjacent land
5th Nov 2018 - 14th Feb 2019 Bridge 14 to Bridge 15, Higher Poynton repairs to voiding of towpath each side of bridge leading to Burgess Arm
Peak Forest Canal 23rd July 2018 - 24th May 2019
stoppage extended
Lock 11, Marple Locks re-building of lock
5th Nov - 7th Dec 2018 Bridge 3, Dukinfield Hall masonry and brickwork repairs, including copings
5th Nov - 14th Dec 2018 Between Portland Basin and Stanley Lift Bridge Closure to enable repairs to embankment to reduce leaking.
Portland Basin Marina will be inaccessible by boat during this work.
Rochdale Canal 2nd Jan - 1st Feb 2019 Walsden dewatered to allow repairs to the collapsing washwall
2nd - 25th Jan 2019 Lock 56, Slattocks repair leakage through cill & quoins
2nd Jan - 8th Feb 2019
stoppage cancelled
Failsworth, near Tesco repair overturning washwall and uneven towpath
work deferred
2nd Jan - 1st Feb 2019
stoppage cancelled
Lock 63, Chadderton clear and repair blocked bywash culvert
work deferred
7th Jan - 4th Feb 2019 Between Fallingroyd Tunnel and Lock 7, Mytholmroyd temporary scaffolding over the canal to enable removal of redundand pipe bridge
7th Jan - 1st Feb 2019 Lock 38, Summit, Littleborough re-lining and re-fitting of tail and head gates
7th Jan - 15th Mar 2019 "Rochdale Nine" lock flight, Manchester Lock 88: replacement of gates, repairs to brickwork, lock ladder, handrail and bollards
Lock 89: reline and refit top and tail gates
Lock 92: repair and repoint brickwork, stonework and loose quoin
28th Jan - 15th Feb 2019 Lock 59, Slattocks repair leakage around/through top gate quoin
4th Feb - 15th Mar 2019
extended to 18th March
Moss Locks, 49 & 50, Rochdale Lock 49: repairs to the tail cill, worn coper and the landing washwall
Lock 50: repairs to the lock gates to reduce issues with leakage
4th Feb - 15th Mar 2019
stoppage cancelled
Locks 69 & 74 Newton Heath Lock 69: repair offside tail gate cill
Lock 74: improvements to Bywash and Anchor Block Repair
work deferred
18th Feb - 8th Mar 2019 Locks 48, Littleborough re-lining and re-fitting of the tail gate
25th Feb - 15th Mar 2019 Locks 51, Castleton repair blow through cill/paddle
11th - 15th Mar 2019 Locks 62, Chadderton repairs to sinking coping stone and missing washwall
River Ouse, River Ure, Ripon Canal   no navigation stoppages planned  
Selby Canal   no navigation stoppages planned  
Sheffield and Tinsley Canal 7th Jan - 4th Feb 2019 Between Sheffield Basin and Bridge 4 dewatered to enablerepairs to address subsidence issues downstream of Bridge 4
Sheffield & South Yorks
Don Navigation
7th Jan - 14th Feb 2019 Kilnhurst Lock refurbishment of sluice machinery and replacement of tail gates
7th Jan - 14th Feb 2019 Station Road Bridge, Mexborough masonry repairs
Sheffield & South Yorks
New Junction Canal
  no navigation stoppages planned  
Stainforth and Keadby Canal   no navigation stoppages planned  

A maps illustrating the location of CRT's stoppages can be seen here.

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