9th October 2017
20th October 2017
Unfortunately, it is necessary to complete important repair works during an emergency stoppage, from the 9th to the 20th October. This is due to severe leakage from the lock chamber causing damage and disruption to an adjacent construction site. Resin grout injection will be undertaken into the towpath side of the chamber, aiming to seal the leaks present and return the lock to an operational condition. The works will be undertaken by our Framework Contractor Kier, on behalf of Canal & River Trust. Due to the narrow locks on the Huddersfield Narrow canal, the grout injection tubes mean that continued navigation whilst the repairs are ongoing cannot be accommodated. The consequence of this is that boats will be unable to pass through the lock at any time during these 2 weeks.
We recognise and apologise for the significant inconvenience to customers and local businesses as a result of these repairs. The works are crucial to the stability of the lock, and cannot wait until the stoppage from January onwards. We have already delayed these works from mid-Summer, and have tried to manage the problem and mitigate the effect on customers for as long as possible. Whilst the canal will remain closed, the towpath will be kept open at all times. Thank you for your patience and co-operation.