16th March 2018
until further notice
21/06/2018 @ 12:12
Since the breach on 15th March, work has been progressing to provide access the breach area. This includes construction of a ramp and a 150m stone haul road along the bed of the canal.
This phase is nearing completion and will be followed by constructing an access across the breach area and then down into the bottom of the breach. Repairs to rebuild the embankment itself will then follow. The design for the embankment repair is complex but this is progressing and nearing completion.
The canal is expected to be re-opened at Christmas; this notice will be updated as the extent of the repair work is confirmed and timescales become clearer.
21/03/2018 @ 16:26
As a consequence of an embankment failure the navigation and towpath is closed until further notice.
Further updates and information to follow once our engineers have had the opportunity to fully assess the situation.
19/03/18 - Update
Engineers and Customer Operations Teams have spent the last few days assessing the breach and prioritising works to be carried out including undertaking a fish rescue and tree assessment
The next steps include putting a portadam in place this week, downstream of the breach which will then enable water to be pumped from the Trent & Mersey Canal into the Middlewich Branch allowing boats in the affected section to be in water
The navigation will still be closed to other boats as passage cannot be gained through Stanthorne Lock
Check out our twitter page @CRTNWalesBorder for more regular updates
Thank you for your patience whilst we work hard to fix this