From Date: 01/03/2021 08:00
To Date: 19/03/2021 16:00 inclusive
Type: Navigation Closure
Is the towpath closed? Yes
Closest waterway: Kennet & Avon Canal
Starts at: Pumping Station, Seend
Ends at: Pumping Station, Seend
Upstream winding hole: Devizes Wharf, above Lock 50 Top Lock.
Downstream winding hole: Between Bridge 179 and 181, Claverton.
We are delaying the start of this closure by one week, until 1st March, to allow dredging of the Seend feeder to be undertaken before the back pumps are turned off and dams put in place.
We still hope to complete the repairs required to enable the navigation to be re-opened on 19th March, as originally planned.
Repairs and improvements to the pumping station (below Lock 17) will require a dam to be installed in the canal preventing any boat movements.
Please note the towpath will also be closed in this area.
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.