Please note the start date for this closure has been put back by one week until 12th November.
This is to keep the navigation open for an additional week following the restrictions imposed during the summer due to the drought. Our contractors will be completing their site set-up in the week before the stoppage, so please take care while travelling through the area.
Please note that the towpath will still be closed from 5th November, as originally planned.
The length from Manchester Road Bridge 130B to Bridge 130E will be dewatered to allow for canal relining works, work to the towpath retaining wall and offside soft bank protection.
Stop plank grooves will also be constructed at Bridge 130B and Sandholme aqueduct.
The final design and methodology have now been confirmed and, as a result of the extent of works involved and for safety reasons, the towpath will also have to be closed during the stoppage.
Our contractor will erect signage at the convenient closure points so that people can come off and use another route.