Brick Lock (Lock 14) on the River Stort has been closed since 4 January for a reconstruction of the chamber wall. This has not been going as smoothly as we planned. The wall that we’re replacing was not constructed as anticipated and much more had to be removed. This then uncovered issues with the foundations and we have had to re-design our solution in response to these factors.
The works will not be sufficiently complete for the lock to reopen on 31 March. We will be able to advise the new opening date before the end of February. Make sure you are signed up to receive notices to keep up to date (https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices).
Reconstruction of lock chamber wall - cottage side.
We have established that the required works, temporary earthwork support, lock chamber wall demolition and rebuild, cannot be completed within the current stoppage period. The stoppage will be extended until 31st March 2017.