Lock 61 to Lock 64, Rochdale Canal

Detail

From Date: 24/04/2020 00:00

To Date: 05/06/2020 16:30 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Structure failure

Is the towpath closed? Yes

Location

Closest waterway: Rochdale Canal

Starts at: Lock 61 Scowcroft

Ends at: Lock 64 Kay Lane

Upstream winding hole: Just south of Boarshaw Bridge/Lock 60

Downstream winding hole: Just north of Bridge 76A, Roadbridge Causeway

Updates

05/06/2020 16:41

We are pleased to advise the repair has been successful between Lock 61 and Lock 64 on the Rochdale Canal and both the canal and towpath is open to navigation.

However, please note there is a booking system in place for Locks 65 to 79 on the Rochdale Canal. More information can be found here.  

Please continue to follow the government advice regarding coronavirus – stay alert, control the virus, save lives.

You can read more on our response to the coronavirus crisis here.

30/04/2020 12:23

To be able to carry out these emergency works and maintain a safe working environment for both our contractors and customers, the towpath will be closed between Lock 61 Scowcroft and Higher Boarshaw Bridge from Monday, 4 May.

Advanced warning signs have been put onsite.

Navigation will remain closed between Lock 61 and Lock 64.

An update will be provided by Friday 5 June. 

Please remember our advice - only move your boat if it’s essential (not for leisure purposes) and minimise your use of the towpath.

If you are not currently occupying your boat the government guidance is that you must not visit it (this means no short trips or breaks on your boat at this time).

Please follow the government advice – stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives.

To read more on our response to the Coronavirus crisis, please see our Coronavirus & Boating FAQs.

Description

Please be advised navigation is closed between Lock 61, Scowcroft and Lock 64, Kay Lane on the Rochdale Canal due to a collapsed culvert. Our contractors have been informed and will start onsite as soon as able.

We anticipate the repair works will take 6 weeks and an update will be provided by Friday 5 June.

Please remember our advice - only move your boat if it’s essential (not for leisure purposes) and minimise your use of the towpath.

If you are not currently occupying your boat the government guidance is that you must not visit it (this means no short trips or breaks on your boat at this time).

Please follow the government advice – stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives.

To read more on our response to the Coronavirus crisis, please see our Coronavirus & Boating FAQs.