Canal News – Towpath restrictions, Shropshire Union Canal and Walsall Canal

From Waterscape

Grand Union Canal

Clitheroes Lock 99

Thursday 17 November 2011 until further notice
Emergency repair is being carried out on Lock 99. There will be no navigation till further notice.

Enquiries: 020 7985 7200

Approach to Clitheroe’s Lock, Grand Union Canal  © Copyright Julian Osley and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Shropshire Union Canal

Bates Mill Bridge 109, near Beeston.

Bate’s Mill Bridge (Bridge 109) Shropshire Union Canal. The Shady Oak public house can be seen on the opposite bank.    © Copyright Jeff Buck and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Monday 21 November 2011 – Monday 19 December 2011
Due to vehicle impact damage to the parapets of the bridge it has become unsafe for use by vehicles. The navigation will remain open during the emergency repair works but boats may experience some delays of up to 30 minutes at times while the repairs are carried out. The towpath will be diverted from under the bridge to cross the carriageway for the duration of the works which are expected to last for four weeks.
Both parapet walls to this bridge have suffered continual vehicular impact damage. This damage is such that the carriageway above has had to be closed to traffic to allow repair works to both parapet walls.
Please follow instructions issued by the site team boats. Boaters may be required to wait for short periods of up to 30 minutes while critical operations are carried out.
British Waterways apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The towpath is also closed

Enquiries: 01606 723800

Walsall Canal

Barnes Meadow Bridge to Porketts Bridge

Barnes Meadow BridgeWalsall Canal.  Located at the end of Herberts Park Road.   © Copyright Adrian Rothery and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Monday 21 November 2011 – Friday 23 December 2011
Kier Construction are completing some tree management and fencing works along the boundary of the Grace Academy Fields and the Walsall Canal towpath. It will be necessary to divert the towpath over the fields in some places in order to ensure the safety of users during the works. Members of the public are urged to follow the site diversion signage available.

British Waterways apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Enquiries: 01827 252000

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