17th July 2017
30th July 2017
Further to previous advice notices we are now in a position to update customers on the planned closures for the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme as follows:
We are pleased to advise that Canal & River Trust customer representatives have been working closely with Leeds City Council and their contractor to look at ways of minimising the disruption from the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme.
We can now advise that the previously planned closure of four weeks between 20 February and 16 April for Knostrop Fall Lock is no longer necessary.
Leeds City Council and their contractor have advised that a two week closure 'window' for the removal of the crane from Fearns Island at Crown Point and testing of the weirs at Leeds and Knostrop is required from the 17 July to the 30 July. This is a significant improvement on the original proposal which was 15 February to 19 June.
The work Leeds City Council are undertaking is an important part of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme. Its aim is to protect about 3,000 domestic properties and 500 businesses in the Aire corridor.
We will continue to work with the City Council to understand the projects progress and provide further updates if necessary.
Any enquiries should be directed to our Waterway Office in Leeds on 0303 0404040.