Winter canal work programme, 2017-2018

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: 7th November 2017.

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.

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Canal: Closure dates: Location: Purpose of closure:
Aire and Calder Navigation 8th Jan - 16th Feb 2018
Leeds Lock (1) bottom gates replacement, ladder improvement
9th Jan - 16th Mar 2018
Pollington Lock (13) top, upper middle and lower middle gates replacement
Ashton Canal 6th Nov - 15th Dec 2017 Beswick Lock 4 top and bottom gates replacement
8th Nov - 15th Dec 2017 Store Street Aqueduct (below Lock 1) Aqueduct leak repairs
Bridgewater Canal
12th - 26th Mar 2018
dates to be confirmed
Barton Aqueduct Closed for annual maintenance works on structure.
Calder and Hebble Navigation 6th Nov - 16th Dec 2017
Stoppage cancelled
Chapel Lane Bridge (1) bridge replacement
6th Nov - 16th Dec 2017
Stoppage cancelled
Copley Footbridge Bridge (7) bridge replacement
8th Jan - 5th Feb 2018
dates changed
Brighouse Upper Lock (11) repairs
8th Jan - 5th Feb 2018
dates changed
Brighouse Lower Lock (12) gate relining to reduce leakage
5th Feb - 12th Mar 2018
Anchor Pit Flood Lock (Kirklees Cut) gate and balance beam replacement
6th Nov - 15th Dec 2017
Millbank Lock (22) repairs to gates, chamber, paddles and bank
6th Nov - 15th Dec 2017
Thornes Lock (27) chamber brickwork repairs, rebuild lock landing
8th Jan - 12th Feb 2018
Wakefield and Fall Ing Flood Locks lock ladder repairs, fender replacement, paddle repairs
Huddersfield Broad Canal 29th Jan - 12th Mar 2018
Fieldhouse Lock (7) rebuild lock landing
29th Jan - 12th Mar 2018
Ladgrave Lock (3) top and bottom gates replacement
Huddersfield Narrow Canal 5th - 16th March 2018 Lock 1e, Huddersfield repairs
19th Feb - 16th March 2018 Lock 9e to 12e, Milsnbridge leakage and washwall repairs
5th - 16th March 2018 Ramsden Lock 13e gate relining to reduce leakage
5th - 16th March 2018 Lock 17e to 20e bank repairs to reduce leakage
29th Jan - 2nd Mar 2018 Dartmouth Lock 23e top and bottom gate repairs
8th Jan - 16th Mar 2018 Shaw Carr Wood Lock 26e culveret investigation and repairs
2nd - 26th Jan 2018 Booth Lock 31e lock chamber repairs
12th Feb - 16th March 2018 Lock 25w, Diggle flight top and bottom gate replacement, quadrant repairs
15th Jan - 9th Feb 2018 Roaches Lock 15w top gate replacement
15th Jan - 9th Feb 2018 Winterford Lock 14w third party pipe bridge repairs - lock unusable while scaffolding is in place
2nd - 19th Jan 2018 Whiteheads Lock 12w top and bottom gate replacement
Leeds and Liverpool Canal
15th Jan - 9th Feb 2018
dates changed
Millman Swing Bridge (214) replace control panel, pedestal, barriers
6th Nov - 15th Dec 2017 Bingley 5-rise locks repaires and grouting to chamber of Lock 29 to reduce leakage
6th - 27th Nov 2017 Anchor Lock (33), Gargrave gate relining to reduce leakage
6th - 27th Nov 2017
stoppage no longer required
Wanless Culvert (between Foulridge Tunnel and Barrowford Locks) clay puddling repairs to reduce leakage
6th Nov - 1st Dec 2017 Barracks Rail Bridge (129a), Burnley bridge replacement
8th Jan - 26th Feb 2018 Locks 61 and 64, Johnsons Hillock gate replacement, ladder extension, cill and quadrant repairs
29th Jan - 16th Feb 2018
Stoppage cancelled
Arley Aqueduct, near Red Rock repair clay lining to reduce leakage
8th Jan - 5th Mar 2018 Locks 65 and 79, Wigan Flight replacement of top and bottom gates (65), repair paddles, reline gates to reduce leakage (79)
6th Nov - 15th Dec 2017 Lock 91, Appley Bridge deep lock: bottom gate replacement, repairs to fendwers, heel post, quadrant; top lock: install tail bridge, replace stop plank grooves
15th Jan - 2nd Feb 2018 Hancocks Swing Bridge (9), Wango Lane bridge refurbishment
29th Jan - 16th Feb 2018 Plank Lane Bridge, Leigh Branch hydraulic power unit repairs, fencing and signage upgrades
Macclesfield Canal 8th Jan - 2nd Mar 2018
Window open for navigation on 3rd and 4th Feb 2018 only.
Bosley Locks washwall repairs throughout flight, replacement top gates Lock 4, replacement bottom gates Lock 6, chamber repairs and grouting Lock 8, repairs Lock 11 and 12.
8th Jan - 2nd Feb 2018 Townfield Embankment, Buglawton install new stop plank grooves
Peak Forest Canal 11th Sep 2017 until further notice Lock 15, Marple LocksEmergency repairs due to subsidence resulting in narrowing of lock. Lock flight will remain closed until thse major repairs have been carried out.
8th - 26th Jan 2018 Hatherlow Aqueduct, near Romiley stop plank groove repairs
2nd Jan - 2nd Mar 2018
Window open for navigation on 27th and 28th Jan 2018 only.
Phone to check before travelling, in case emergency work is still ongoing at Lock 15.
Marple Locks replace bottom gates Lock 1, grouting to reduce leakage Locks Locks 4 to 8, gate repairs Lock 12, replace top and bottom gates Lock 13
2nd Jan - 2nd Mar 2018
Window open for navigation on 27th and 28th Jan 2018 only.
Marple Aqueduct parapet repairs
Rochdale Canal  6th  20th Nov - 15th Dec 2017
dates changed
Lock 7 to Lock 8, Hebden Bridge pound drained to allow repair and reconstruction of collapsed wash wall, removal of redundant pipe bridge - towpath also closed
6th - 24th Nov 2017 Between Lock 16 and 17, Todmorden removal of redundant pipe bridge
6th - 24th Nov 2017 Lock 18, Todmorden gate and brickwork repairs
6th Nov - 1st Dec 2017 Locks 43, 44 and 45, Sladen gate and brickwork repairs
20th Nov - 15th Dec 2017 Locks 70 to 74, Newton Heath wash wall repairs, lock landing repairs - towpath also closed
11th Nov - 15th Dec 2017 Lock 64, Kay Lane, Middleton Junction repairs to gate paddle guide
River Ouse, River Ure, Ripon Canal 16th Nov - 15th Dec 2017 Naburn Locks repairs
15th Jan - 9th Mar 2018
Linton Lock relining of ground paddle culvert
Selby Canal   no navigation stoppages planned  
Sheffield and Tinsley Canal   no navigation stoppages planned  
Sheffield & South Yorks
Don Navigation
  no navigation stoppages planned  
Sheffield & South Yorks
New Junction Canal
  no navigation stoppages planned  
Stainforth and Keadby Canal   no navigation stoppages planned  

Maps illustrating the location of CRT's stoppages can be downloaded here.


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