Bridge 99, Siddals Bridge, and Lock 34, Meaford, Trent & Mersey Canal

Detail

From Date: 02/11/2020 08:00

To Date: 11/12/2020 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Trent & Mersey Canal

Starts at: Bridge 99, Siddals Bridge

Ends at: Lock 34, Meaford Top Lock

Upstream winding hole: Between Bridges 103A and 104

Downstream winding hole: Whitebridge Lane Winding Hole, Bridge 96

Description

A stoppage is required to carry out works including:  Bridge 99: repairs to the abutment and wash wall coping.  Lock 34: top and bottom gate refits, ladder improvements, brickwork and coping repairs.

01/06/2020:  The information above is a draft notice of works planned as part of our winter 2020/21 stoppages programme.  This is subject to change depending on the latest advice from the UK government on coronavirus.  Please follow our guidance relating to coronavirus when using the canals and towpaths https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/coronavirus.

Comments

12/07/2020 12:58 - Canal & River Trust

Many thanks for your comment and suggestions. We appreciate everyone’s concerns and the need to keep, as much as we can, through routes open during the winter. We've tried to find the best options for the Llangollen, Shropshire Union, Middlewich Branch and Trent & Mersey Canals as a whole, and the many stakeholders who will be affected by closures in this area. This has to be balanced with working out the best programme for our construction teams, including the logistics of moving plant, equipment and materials from site to site, as well as the amount of time available (pre or post Christmas) to carry out the repairs needed at each location. Following this first phase of consultation we have made some changes to the programme, including reducing the length of the closures on the Shropshire Union and deferring two stoppages on the Trent & Mersey Canal. We hope this will help the planning of your winter routes.

08/06/2020 15:37 - Brian McGuigan

We operate a fuel supply boat in this area & the timing of this stoppage will have a significant effect on my business. Would it be possible to alter the timing of this stoppage to coincide with other stoppages on this through T&M route, to Jan -Mar ‘21 as jobs 17476 & 17477 ideally swapping the timing with job 17588 Lock 4 Audlem so that this was done Nov – Dec ’20? This would allow a north to south through route on the northern T&M pre-Christmas & on the Shroppie post-Christmas.