Locks 8 to 16, Foxton Locks, Leicester Line (Grand Union Canal)

Notice Details
From Date:
15th January 2018 at 08:00
To Date:
1st March 2018 at 12:03 inclusive
Navigation Closure
Notice updates:
01/03/2018 @ 12:03
We are pleased to confirm the works on the Foxton flight have been successfully completed a day earlier than planned. The flight has now been re-opened.
14/12/2017 @ 14:43

Please be aware we are extending the duration of the closure at Foxton Locks by one week and the closure will now start on 15th January 2018. 

This will allow our local team to complete the large amount of work involved in the gate replacements and repairs to the flight and also to prepare for the exciting open weekend on 10th/11th February.


Following customer feedback, the dates for closures in the Foxton area have been re-arranged to allow windows for navigation north and south.

Repairs will include:

Lock 8: replace bottom gate.

Lock 9: replace bottom gate.

Lock 10: replace cill fenders on top gate and refit/replank bottom gate. 

Lock 11: replace cill fenders on top gate and refit/replank bottom gate.

Lock 12: reline bottom gate.

Lock 13: replace bottom gate and cill fenders.

Lock 15: replace bottom gate and cill fenders.

Lock 16: replace bottom gate.



Leicester Line (Grand Union Canal)
Starts At:
Lock 8
Ends At:
Lock 16
Up Stream Winding Hole:
Foxton Incline Arm, above Top Lock 8, Foxton Locks.
Down Stream Winding Hole:
Junction of Market Harborough Arm, below Bottom Lock 17, Foxton Locks.
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