Aqueduct 3, Pratts Mill. Wyrley & Essington Canal

Notice Details
From Date:
1st November 2016
To Date:
7th April 2017 at 23:59 inclusive
Type:
Towpath Closure
Reason:
3rd Party Works
Is Towpath Closed?
Yes
Notice updates:
24/03/2017 @ 15:50

Works have now progressed sufficiently and the Canal has re-opened

The towpath will remain closed until Friday 7th April, so this notice has been changed to Towpath Closure only

To clarify - the Canal Navigation has now re-opened

24/02/2017 @ 12:55

Due to ongoing works being undertaken by Network Rail at Pratts Mill Aqueduct we have to extend the stoppage until 31 March 2017. We are working closely with Network Rail and assure you that we are doing all we can to open the canal as soon as possible

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will provide further updates in due course

22/02/2017 @ 14:11

Due to ongoing works being undertaken by Network Rail at Pratts Mill Aqueduct we have to extend the stoppage. Unfortunately we don’t yet have a confirmed date for the canal to be open, however our best estimate is 28th February 2017

 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and assure you that we are doing all we can to open the canal open as soon as possible

20/12/2016 @ 13:53

Unfortunately due to difficulties in removing the high voltage cable this project has been extended by approximately 2 weeks

We apologize for any disruption this may cause

Description:

Pratts Mill Aqueduct is a Grade II listed two span aqueduct carrying, the Wyrley & Essington Canal and towpath over the twin track Walsall to Bloxwich railway line.

Network Rail requesting stoppage following further inspections to the aqueduct and the increased leakage to the asset. Defects included water leakage through the deck and abutments, deterioration of the masonry elements and corrosion damage to the superstructure. The parapets are also not to the right standards therefore they are to be upgraded.  The purpose of the scheme is to repair and refurbish the Aqueduct (Pratt’s Mill) by installing a waterproofing system

Location:
Wyrley & Essington Canal
Starts At:
Aqueduct 3 (Railway), Pratts Mill
Ends At:
Aqueduct 3 (Railway), Pratts Mill
Up Stream Winding Hole:
Junction with Walsall Canal, adjacent to Green Lane Bridge
Down Stream Winding Hole:
Junction with Cannock Extension Canal, adjacent to Pelsall Junction Bridge
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