Lune Embankments 10 and 11, Lancaster Canal

Detail

From Date: 04/11/2019 08:00

To Date: 22/05/2020 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? Yes

Location

Closest waterway: Lancaster Canal

Starts at: Bridge 108, Halton Road Bridge

Ends at: FOOTBRIDGE

Upstream winding hole: Belmont Bridge, adjacent to Bridge 114

Downstream winding hole: Between Bridge 98 and Waterwitch Bridge 99

Updates

30/03/2020 13:29

Please note an error in our earlier update, for which we apologise.  The towpath between Bridge 108 and Lansil Footbridge will be closed from today, Monday 30th March 2020. 

Work to reline the channel at the Lune Embankments is currently progressing well and is expected to be completed by the published date of 22 May.   However, the towpath will now be closed to ensure the safety of the site team and towpath users during the Coronavirus restrictions.  

In order to safeguard staff and the general public, the towpath past the working area will be closed as follows: 

The towpath will be closed between Bridge 108 Halton Road and Lansil Footbridge from Monday 30 March 2020. This will mean that there will be no pedestrian access over Lune Aqueduct.

The towpath will reopen between Bridge 108 Halton road and the steps at the south east end of Lune Aqueduct on  Monday 13 April 2020. This will enable pedestrian access across the River Lune over the Lune Aqueduct. 

Please note cyclist and disabled access will not be possible as the route is via a flight of steps.  

The towpath between Lune Aqueduct and Lansil Footbridge will remain closed until completion of the work.

Customers are asked to move only if essential to reach services and to follow Government guidance at all times.

Thank you.

30/03/2020 09:10

Work to reline the channel at the Lune Embankments is currently progressing well and is expected to be completed by the published date of 22 May.   However, the towpath will now be closed to ensure the safety of the site team and towpath users during the Coronavirus restrictions.  

In order to safeguard staff and the general public, the towpath past the working area will be closed as follows: 

The towpath will be closed between Bridge 108 Halton Road and Lansil Footbridge from Monday 30 April 2020. This will mean that there will be no pedestrian access over Lune Aqueduct.

The towpath will reopen between Bridge 108 Halton road and the steps at the south east end of Lune Aqueduct on  Monday 13 April 2020. This will enable pedestrian access across the River Lune over the Lune Aqueduct. 

Please note cyclist and disabled access will not be possible as the route is via a flight of steps.  

The towpath between Lune Aqueduct and Lansil Footbridge will remain closed until completion of the work.

Customers are asked to move only if essential to reach services and to follow Government guidance at all times.

Thank you.

06/03/2020 11:56

Following the recent storms, an unprecedented amount of rain has led to severe difficulties in maintaining a dry, safe working environment for laying the geotextile liner. This has resulted in a further delay to the works to repair the Lune Embankments.

Our contractors will continue to work 7 days a week in order to complete the repairs as soon as possible, subject to weather conditions however the stoppage will need to be extended until 22 May 2020.

Please accept our sincere apologies for this change of programme and for the inconvenience it may cause.

12/02/2020 16:07

Our contractors working on repairs of the Lune Embankments have found substantial areas of soft ground and difficulties in controlling ground water on site.

This has resulted in the need to change the working method and will have a significant impact on our programme of works.  Our contractors are working as hard as they can, seven days a week, in order to complete the repairs as soon as possible.  However, we do need to extend the stoppage until 9th April in order to safely complete the project. 

Please accept our sincere apologies for this change of programme and for the inconvenience it may cause.

05/11/2019 11:53

Work has commenced on the Lune Embankment in order to resolve leakage from the canal.  This will include de-watering the length and re-lining 300m of channel between Lune and Bulk Road Aqueducts.

The towpath will remain open for the majority of the works.  However, to ensure the safety of our customers whilst equipment is being installed on site, the towpath will be closed daily between 9am and 4pm for the next three to four weeks.  Local diversions will be in place.   

The towpath will only be closed where the work is taking place each day and will be re-opened when safe to do so.   Please be advised by the on-site team and take note of any signage.

Description

A closure is required to carry out substantial repairs of the Lune Embankments in order to resolve persistent leakage from the canal. 

This will include de-watering the length and re-lining 300m of channel between Lune and Bulk Road Aqueducts.