Lock 42, Limekiln Towpath Side Lock, Trent & Mersey Canal

Detail

From Date: 10/07/2020 08:30

To Date: On-going

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Trent & Mersey Canal

Starts at: Lock 42, Limekiln Lock Towpath Side

Ends at: Lock 42, Limekiln Lock Towpath Side

Updates

07/05/2021 16:06

Discussions are still ongoing with our contractors to organise a date to install the dams required to complete works at Lock 42, Limekiln Towpath Side Lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal.

Please continue to use Lock 42, Limekiln Offside Lock for navigation.

An update will be provided by Friday 21 May.

16/04/2021 12:23

Unfortunately, due to our diving contractors’ prior commitments, we have not been able to arrange a date for works to repair Lock 42, Limekiln Towpath Side Lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal and we have had to adapt our methodology.

Our teams will now be undertaking the works and are organising dates with our contractors to be able to install the dams required. The work boat needed to repair the lock is currently being used on another restriction, therefore we anticipate the works will be carried out at the end of April.

Please continue to use Lock 42, Limekiln Offside Lock for navigation.

A further update will be provided by Wednesday 5 May.

09/04/2021 15:24

The repairs needed to Lock 42, Limekiln Towpath Side Lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal will be completed via a dive team.

Our teams are currently organising the contractors required and a further update will be provided Friday 16 April.

Please continue to use Lock 42, Limekiln Offside Lock for navigation.

24/03/2021 12:58

Please be advised due to further arising emergency works within the North West, works to repair the issues at Lock 42, Limekiln Towpath Side Lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal have been postponed.

Please continue to use Lock 42, Limekiln Offside Lock for navigation.

An update will be provided by Friday 9 April.

24/02/2021 14:45

Please be advised, due to arising emergency works within the North West, works to repair the issues at Lock 42, Limekiln Towpath Side Lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal have been postponed and are now due to start mid-March.

Please continue to use Lock 42, Limekiln Offside Lock for navigation.

A further update will be provided by Wednesday 24 March.

11/12/2020 15:20

Works to repair the issues at Lock 42, Limekiln Towpath Side Lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal are being scheduled for February 2021, subject to the availability of specialist sub-contractors and working alongside heritage constraints placed on the listed lock.

Please continue to use Lock 42, Limekiln Offside Lock for navigation.

An update on progress will be provided by Wednesday 24 February 2021.

27/11/2020 16:27

Our teams are now discussing potential dates with our contractors for the repair at Lock 42, Limekiln Towpath Side Lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal.

Please continue to use Lock 42, Limekiln Offside Lock for navigation

An update will be provided Friday 11 December.

30/10/2020 11:15

Please be advised, investigations are still ongoing in to the blocked by-wash culvert and Lock 42, Limekiln Towpath Side Lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal remains closed to navigation.

Please continue to use Lock 42, Limekiln Offside Lock for navigation. An update will be provided by Friday 27 November.

18/09/2020 15:01

As investigations continued, a blocked by-wash culvert has also been discovered by Lock 42, Limekiln Towpath Side Lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal.

Our engineer is currently in the process of organising a CCTV survey to establish the cause of the blocked by-wash and is in discussions with our Local Heritage Team about the method of repair for the damaged stop plank groove.

Given the heritage constraints of the site (the lock is Grade II Listed) it is anticipated this will take in excess of 6 weeks before works can commence onsite. As a result, the lock will remain closed and an update will be provided by Friday 30 October.   

Please continue to use Lock 42, Limekiln Offside Lock for navigation.

04/09/2020 16:11

An onsite meeting has now been arranged between our engineer and local teams to look into the repair for the top paddle and damaged stop plank groove at Lock 42, Limekiln Towpath Side Lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal.

Please continue to use Lock 42, Limekiln Offside Lock for navigation.

An update will be provided Friday 18 September following the onsite meeting.

27/08/2020 15:14

Please be advised, works have been delayed to repairing the top paddle and damaged stop plank groove at Lock 42, Limekiln Lock, Towpath Side Lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal as it now requires an engineer to further investigate.

Please continue to use Lock 42, Limekiln Offside Lock for navigation.

An update will be provided Friday 4 September.

07/08/2020 16:39

Please be advised, due to arising emergency works within the North West, works to repair the top paddle and damaged stop plank groove at Lock 42, Limekiln Lock, Towpath Side Lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal will start week commencing Monday, 24 August.

Please continue to use Lock 42, Limekiln Lock, Offside Lock for navigation.

An update will be provided Friday, 28 August.

Description

Please be informed there is an issue with the top paddle in addition to a damaged stop plank groove at Lock 42, Limekiln Lock, Towpath Side Lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal.

Please use Lock 42, Limekiln Lock, Offside Lock for navigation.

The scheduled repair was delayed due to the coronavirus crisis, however we are planning a repair within the next 4 weeks. An update will be provided Friday, 7 August.