Bank Dole Lock closed- Silt build up


From Date: 11/02/2021 15:30

To Date: On-going

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Bank Dole Cut

Starts at: Bank Dole Lock (Lock 5)

Ends at: Bank Dole Lock (Lock 5)


27/04/2021 13:18

Our dredging contractor is currently mobilised on the Aire & Calder navigation and will first be clearing the Aire & Calder flood gates, working upstream from the mobilisation site at Heck.   

We expect them to reach Bank Dole for mid-May.

We will provide an update on Friday 14th May 2021, or sooner if completion is earlier.

08/03/2021 11:11

Our Project team are currently liaising with contractors regarding suitable dates for carrying out the necessary silt removal works on site.

This work forms part of a larger dredging programme across the Yorkshire & North East region and will be scheduled accordingly.

Navigation through Bank Dole Lock is likely to be able to resume in April, on a date yet to be confirmed.

We will update this notice when we have further information.


Due to the build up of silt during the recent floods/high water levels Bank Dole Lock is currently not available for passage.

We will update this notice when the situation changes.

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