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News article created on 12 November 2015

Repairs started on Leeds & Liverpool Canal embankment

Work has begun to repair a 200-year old embankment on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Calverley, Leeds.

The £650,000 repairs along the 750 metres of embankment will prevent leakage and safeguard the canal for future years. We will also replace a drainage culvert, which runs under the canal and which has become blocked.

Work is expected to take approximately eight weeks to complete and the towpath will be closed between Thornhill Bridge and Calverley Lodge swing bridge with temporary diversions in place.

Paul Brown, senior project manager at the Trust said: “The embankment has started to leak in places over time and the repairs will ensure the canal can continue to be enjoyed by the many walkers, boaters, cyclists and anglers who use the canal every day.”