From Date: 15/02/2021 08:00
To Date: 10/04/2021 18:00 inclusive
Type: Navigation Closure
Is the towpath closed? Yes
Closest waterway: Caldon Canal
Starts at: Bridge 1, Etruria Footbridge
Ends at: Bridge 13 Cromer Road
Upstream winding hole: Bircheshead Winding Hole
Downstream winding hole: Next to Bridge 1, Etruria Footbridge
The canal was planned to be reopened on the 7th April, but further monitoring of the canal is required to ensure safety ahead of reopening. The canal and towpath will now be reopened at 6pm on Saturday 10th April.
Following completion of the canal bed repair works at Ivy House Embankment, the canal and towpath closure needs to be extended to the 7th April in order to test and monitor the situation and confirm the safety of the canal ahead of reopening. Reopening is now planned to be at 6pm on Wednesday 7th April.
Additional areas of canal bed repair works have had to be undertaken at Ivy House Embankment. Unfortunately, this will delay the planned reopening. These works will now be completed in time to allow the canal to be reopened at 18:00 on the 31st March.
The canal has been dewatered between Ivy House Road Lift Bridge and Bucknall Road bridge for investigation purposes. An inspection carried out on the 22nd February indicated that works were required to be undertaken in the bed of the canal before it can be refilled and fully reopened to boat traffic. Works will commence immediately, so closures of the canal and towpath will remain in place for the safety of the public and we intend to reopen the canal and towpath on the 29th March 2021 at 6pm.
Please be advised the towpath is only closed between Bridge 11 Ivyhouse Road Lift Bridge and Bridge 13 Cromer Road.
The navigation is closed from Bridge 1, Etruria Footbridge to Bridge 13 Cromer Road.
The navigation and towpath are closed.
The navigation is closed between Bridge 1, Etruria Footbridge and Bridge 13 Cromer Road when works are carried out to investigate the canal bed above the embankment at Ivy House Road. In order to undertake the investigation, dams are required to be installed and the navigation de-watered for a short period. The towpath will be also closed during investigation for safety reasons.
For the latest information regarding Covid-19 and any restrictions or impact it may be having on our waterways please visit https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/safety-on-our-waterways/coronavirus