New Wellington Street Development


From Date: 06/04/2021 07:00

To Date: 21/05/2021 16:30 inclusive

Type: Advice

Reason: 3rd Party Works

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Starts at: Bridge 96A, Kings Bridge

Ends at: Bridge 96B, Moorgate Fold Bridge

Upstream winding hole: n/a

Downstream winding hole: n/a


21/05/2021 16:39

Please be advised  

The towpath restrictrion works have been completed ahead of schedule.


Please be advised Third-party contractors will be onsite between Bridge 96A, Kings bridge and bridge 96B, Moorgate Fold Bridge on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to carry out essential work on the boundary wall of the New Wellington Street development in Blackburn. 

The third-party contractors will be using scaffolding to access to the boundary wall of the new Wellington Street development.  The works include reducing the overall height of the wall whilst retaining the coping stones from a heritage point of view.   The removed stonework will be used to replace the defected sections, refurbish the remainder and replace the historic openings that have subsequently been bricked up. 

Although the navigation will remain open,  towpath users will be restricted to a 1.5m width, we politely request all customers to approach the area with caution, to listen to any advice that may be given by the third-party contractors onsite and be prepared to wait if necessary.