Bank Dole Lock open


From Date: 11/02/2021 15:30

To Date: 18/05/2021 11:45 inclusive

Type: Advice

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)


18/05/2021 11:46

Dredging has now been completed and Bank Dole Lock is available for passage.

Can skippers of wide beam boats please take extra care when navigating through the lock.

The dredging team has now mobilised to Beal lock.  Please see separate notice for further updates.

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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