Towpath Closure, Bridge 123C, Seller Street to Waitrose Footbridge, Shropshire Union Canal

Detail

From Date: 14/05/2021 13:00

To Date: On-going

Type: Towpath Closure

Reason: 3rd Party Works

Is the towpath closed? Yes

Location

Closest waterway: Shropshire Union Canal

Starts at: Bridge 123C, Seller Street

Ends at: Footbridge

Updates

01/06/2022 15:13

Works to repair the collapsed sewer between Seller Street and City Road are ongoing but the temporary pontoon has now been removed from the canal. The next phase of sewer repairs beneath bridge 123B is expected to continue until the end of August. Further details will be provided when available. In the meantime, the towpath and Canalside roadway remain closed and an alternative route is in place. Please approach the area with caution and follow any instructions given by the contractors.

11/03/2022 16:07

Preparation is ongoing for a scheme of repairs to the collapsed sewer under Bridge 123B, City Road.

Meanwhile, Welsh Water have identified a second sewer collapse between Seller Street and City Road and repairs to this section will commence on Monday 28 March.

These works are expected to take 8 weeks to complete and will include the use of a temporary pontoon alongside the towpath. The towpath and Canalside roadway are closed, an alternative route is in place.

We politely request all customers to approach the area with caution and follow any instructions given by the contractors.

05/11/2021 13:59

The towpath between Bridge 123C, Seller Street and Waitrose Footbridge on the Shropshire Union Canal remains closed whilst contractors get ready to repair the collapsed sewer. A further update will be provided once the start date of the works is confirmed.

14/10/2021 16:34

The towpath between Bridge 123C, Seller Street and Waitrose Footbridge on the Shropshire Union Canal will remain closed.

Contractors working for Welsh Water will be installing a temporary pontoon alongside the towpath as part of their preparation for repairing the sewer. The pontoon will provide protection to workers and will remain in place until the works are complete.

Pedestrian access is available via the Canal Side roadway.

A further update will be provided by Friday, 5th November.

24/09/2021 11:37

The towpath between Bridge 123C, Seller Street and Waitrose Footbridge on the Shropshire Union Canal remains closed. Contractors working for Welsh Water are developing a scheme to repair the collapsed sewer and the towpath closure will remain in place until the works are complete.

Pedestrian access is available via the Canal Side roadway.

A further update will be provided by Friday, 5th November.

03/09/2021 14:49

The towpath between Bridge 123C, Seller Street and Waitrose Footbridge on the Shropshire Union Canal remains closed whilst contractors for Welsh Water continue to develop a method of repair to the collapsed sewer.

The canal side roadway will remain open for pedestrian use.

A further update will be provided on Friday 1st October

05/08/2021 12:26

The towpath between Bridge 123C, Seller Street and Waitrose Footbridge on the Shropshire Union Canal remains closed whilst contractors for Welsh Water continue to develop a method of repair to the collapsed sewer.

The canal side roadway will remain open for pedestrian use.

A further update will be provided on Friday 3 September.

09/07/2021 14:32

The towpath between Bridge 123C, Seller Street and Waitrose Footbridge on the Shropshire Union Canal remains closed whilst contractors working for Welsh Water develop a method of repair to the collapsed sewer.

Canalside roadway will remain open for pedestrian use.

A further update will be provided on Friday 6 August.

11/06/2021 11:30

The towpath between Bridge 123C, Seller Street and Waitrose Footbridge on the Shropshire Union Canal remains closed whilst contractors working for Welsh Water carry out further investigations and develop a method of repair to the collapsed sewer.

Canalside Roadway will remain open for pedestrian use.

A further update will be provided on Friday 9 July.

Description

Please be advised third-party contractors will be onsite between Bridge 123C, Seller Street and Waitrose Footbridge on the Shropshire Union Canal to undertake emergency works to repair a collapsed sewer under Bridge 123B, City Road.

To be able to maintain a safe working environment, the towpath will be closed during these works. Canalside Roadway will remain open for pedestrian use.

Whilst this will not impact on canal navigation, we politely request all customers to approach the area with caution and to listen to any advice that may be given by the third-party contractors onsite. Mooring along this section will not be possible for safety reasons.

A further update will be provided by Friday 11 June.