From Date: 26/02/2020 00:00
To Date: 03/04/2020 14:00 inclusive
Type: Navigation Closure
Is the towpath closed? No
Closest waterway: Macclesfield Canal
Starts at: Bridge 2, Church Lane Bridge
Ends at: Bridge 3, Eccles Br
Upstream winding hole: Marple Junction
Downstream winding hole: Bridge 12, High Lane Towpath Bridge
We are pleased to advise the site has been fully demobilised between Bridge 2 and Bridge 3 on the Macclesfield Canal and navigation is open.
However, please remember, as part of efforts to tackle the Coronavirus crisis, we are asking all boaters to stop non-essential travel, so please limit movements to access vital facilities – you can see more at https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/safety-on-our-waterways/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-boating-faqs
We are pleased to advise the work is complete between Bridge 2 and Bridge 3 on the Macclesfield Canal and the site is in the process of being demobilised. We anticipate the canal will be open to navigation by the end of the week.
Remember, as part of efforts to tackle the Coronavirus crisis, we are asking all boaters to stop non-essential travel, so please limit movements to access vital facilities – you can see more at https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/safety-on-our-waterways/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-boating-faqs
An update will be provided on, or before, Friday 3 April 2020.
Please be advised we have received the results from the Ground Penetrating Radar Survey and we are looking to commence the embankment repair works as soon as possible. This depends on the availability of specialist contractors and discussions are taking place.
An update will be provided Tuesday, 31 March 2020.
We are still awaiting the results from the Ground Penetrating Radar Survey which was carried out last week. These results are vital in organising the method of action. Continued observation is still ongoing.
An update will be provided by Tuesday, 24 March 2020.
Apologies for the delay in this notice update, our systems went down yesterday afternoon and we were unable to publish the below update.
Please be advised navigation will remain closed between Bridge 2 and 3 on the Macclesfield Canal whilst we await the results from the Ground Penetrating Radar Survey. Our engineers will then need to review the findings to plan a method of action.
An update will be provided Tuesday, 17 March 2020.
Please be advised our contractors are installing dams onsite today. The dams are being placed in the canal between Bridge 2, Church Lane Bridge and Bridge 3, Eccles Bridge on the Macclesfield Canal, reducing the affected area of the closure.
Once the dams are in place, we will undertake a Ground Penetrating Radar Survey to ascertain the extent of the issue.
Please note the location and title of this notice has been amended to reflect this new information. Original closure was between the Marple Junction and Bridge 4 on the Macclesfield Canal.
If you are between our closure at Bollington and Bridge 3, your nearest waterpoint is at Bridge 14 and Marple Services can be accessed via the towpath.
An update will be provided Tuesday, 10 March 2020.
Please be advised navigation is closed between the Marple Junction and Bridge 4 on the Macclesfield Canal following a recent inspection which has identified concerns with stability of the embankment.
Stop planks are being placed in to the canal to allow our engineers to investigate further and restrict movement within the affected area.
An update will be provided by Wednesday 4 March 2020.