Winter canal work programme, 2016-2017

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: 20th March 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.

Canal: Closure dates: Location: Purpose of closure:
Aire and Calder Navigation 15th Feb - 13th April 2017
Stoppage no longer needed.
Knostrop Lock Flood alleviation work
16th Feb - 13th April 2017
Stoppage no longer needed.
There will be a stoppage 17th - 30th July instead.
Bridge 2, Crown Point Flood alleviation work
Ashton Canal 9th Jan - 3rd Mar 2017 Lock 2 resin injection to seal lock leakage
3rd Jan - 10th Feb 2017 Lock 6 bottom gate repairs
3rd Jan - 10th Feb 2017 Lock 7 top & bottom gate replacement, leakage reduction & repairs to brickwork
3rd Jan - 10th Feb 2017 Lock 11 bottom gate replacement, leakage reduction & repairs to lock ladder, brickwork and heel grips
3rd Jan - 10th Feb 2017 Lock 15 top gate replacement, leakage reduction & repairs to lock ladder, brickwork and bywash
Bridgewater Canal
13th Feb - 24th May 2017
please note - dates revised yet again - much later end date
Vicar's Hall Bridge, west of Bridgewater Marina, Boothstown Bridge replacement - navigation closed. The towpath will remain open.
13th - 27th Mar 2017
Barton Aqueduct Closed for annual maintenance works on structure.
Calder and Hebble Navigation 31st Oct 2016 - 10th March 2017
Elland Bridge reconstruction work to bridge following damage by last Winter's floods
31st Oct 2016 - 10th March 2017
Crowther Bridge reconstruction work to bridge following damage by last Winter's floods
7th Nov - 12th Dec 2016
Kirklees Low Lock gate and paddle repairs
7th - 17th Nov 2016
Ledgard Flood Lock bottom gate replacement; masonry, access steps & bank repairs
9th Jan - 15th Feb 2017
Lock 23, Figure of Three Locks top gate replacement; bottom gate repairs
9th Jan - 28th Feb 2017
Lock 24, Broad Cut Top bottom gate replacement; masonry & bank repairs
Huddersfield Broad Canal  
no navigation stoppages planned  
Huddersfield Narrow Canal 1st Nov - 2nd Dec 2016 Lock 1w, Whitelands resin injection to seal lock leakage
7th Nov - 16th Dec 2016 Lock 8w, Millbrook bottom gate replacement
7th Nov - 16th Dec 2016 Lock 12w, Scout gate repairs
7th Nov - 16th Dec 2016 Lock 13w, Micklehurst top gate replacement; repairs to bottom gate, masonry and heel grips
7th Nov - 16th Dec 2016 Lock 14w, Winterford bottom gate replacement; repairs to masonry and heel grips
7th Nov - 16th Dec 2016 Lock 16w, Tollemache bottom gate replacement; repairs to masonry and lock ladder
Feb - 31st March 2017
Emergency stoppage
Pound between Lock 21w and 22w, Uppermill pound drained for repairs to wash wall damaged by floods
7th Nov - 16th Dec 2016 Lock 22w, Dungebooth bottom gate replacement; repairs to masonry
1st Nov - 21st Dec 2016 Lock 39e, Marsden resin injection to seal lock leakage
1st Nov - 21st Dec 2016 Lock 38e, Marsden top %amp; bottom gate replacement; repairs to masonry; resin injection to seal lock leakage
1st Nov - 21st Dec 2016 Culvert above Lock 28e, West Slaithwaite repairs to culvert & bywash
1st Nov - 21st Dec 2016 Lock 28e, West Slaithwaite resin injection to seal lock leakage
1st Nov - 21st Dec 2016 above Lock 26e, Shaw Carr drained for culvert works
1st Nov - 21st Dec 2016 Lock 19e, Holme leakage and masonry repairs
1st Nov - 21st Dec 2016 Lock 18e, Carr resin injection to seal lock leakage; repairs to bottom gates and masonry
7th Nov - 21st Dec 2016 Lock 16e, Low Westwood resin injection to seal lock leakage; repairs to masonry
7th Nov - 21st Dec 2016 Lock 15e, Golcar Brook resin injection to seal lock leakage; repairs to masonry
7th Nov - 21st Dec 2016 Lock 12e, Rough Holme repairs to gates and masonry
7th Nov - 21st Dec 2016 Lock 9e, Tannery resin injection to seal lock leakage; repairs to masonry
Leeds and Liverpool Canal
21st Nov - 21st Dec 2016 River Lock 1 gate and paddle repairs
21st Nov - 21st Dec 2016 Spring Gardens Lock 6 fender and paddle repairs
1st - 30th Nov 2016 Bridge 221B, Kirkstall Brewery repair work
7th Nov - 2nd Dec 2016 Niffany Swing Bridge, near Skipton bridge replacement
3rd Nov - 3rd Nov 2016 Lock 31, Eshton Road, Gargrave paddle repairs
7th Nov - 30th Nov 2016 Lock 35, Stegnose top gate replacement
2nd Nov - 9th Dec 2016 Lock 58, Johnson's Hillock top lock installation of pipes under footbridge
2nd Nov - 9th Dec 2016 Lock 72, 73, 81, 84, Wigan Flight replacement of gates; repair to gates; leakage repairs; winch repairs; ground works
3rd Nov - 3rd Nov 2016 Lock 2, Leigh Branch repairs to bottom gate fenders
1st Feb - 17th Mar 2017 Lock 4, Rufford Branch repairs to lock landing
4th Jan - 17th Mar 2017 March Moss, Rufford Branch replace two cuiverts
28th Nov - 21st Dec 2016 Bridge 31, New Lane, near Burscough replace control panel
6th Nov - 22n Dec 2016 Bridge O, Coffee House Bridge, Bootle bridge refurbishment
Macclesfield Canal   no navigation stoppages planned  
Peak Forest Canal 4th Jan - 24th Mar 2017
Marple Locks bottom gate replacement at Lock 14: gate repairs at Locks 1,3,11,13,15 & 16; masonry repairs at Locks 8,11,15 & 16; rebuild collapsed wing wall below Lock 7
16th Jan - 3rd Mar 2017 Dukinfield Aqueduct, Portland Basin bridge repairs; repointing
Rochdale Canal 4th Jan - 24th Feb 2017
Lock 12, Sowerby Bridge masonry repairs & work to repair leakage from lock
8th Jan - 28th Feb 2017
Luddenden Foot wash wall and parapet repairs
24th Feb - 17th Mar 2017
Mytholmroyd wash wall repairs along 1 km length
6th Feb - 17th Mar 2017
Lock 11, Stubbing, Hebden Bridge leakage repairs to top gate
16th Jan - 17th Mar 2017
Locks 31, 33, 34, 35 36, Walsden gate leakage repairs; winch repair; masonry repair;wash wall repair
16th Jan - 17th Mar 2017
Locks 41, 42, 47, Punchbowl / Durn gate leakage repairs; beam repair
4th Jan - 17th Mar 2017
Locks 49, Rochdale gate leakage repairs; masonry repairs; foot grip installation
4th Jan - 24th Feb 2017
Locks 59, Laneside gate leakage repairs; fender repairs
4th Jan - 24th Feb 2017
Locks 62, Coney Green masonry repairs; fender repairs
4th Jan - 24th Feb 2017
Locks 82, Ancoats gate repairs
4th Jan - 17th Mar 2017
Locks 84, 85, 86, 90, 91, "Rochdale Nine", Manchester replace bottom gates Lock 84; gate repairs; masonry repairs; fender repairs; cill repair at Lock 90
Selby Canal   no navigation stoppages planned  
Sheffield and Tinsley Canal   no navigation stoppages planned  
Sheffield & South Yorks
Don Navigation
4th Jan - 17th Mar 2017
Doncaster Lock bottom gate replacement; top gate repairs
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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