Wheaton Aston Safety Gate, Shropshire Union Canal

Detail

From Date: 04/01/2022 08:00

To Date: 31/01/2022 17:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: Inspection

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Shropshire Union Canal

Starts at: Wheaton Aston Safety Gate

Ends at: Wheaton Aston Safety Gate

Updates

21/01/2022 09:34

Following the recent gate inspections, dive operations will be taking place within the canal channel at Wheaton Aston Stop Gate between 26th and 31st January to assist asset condition inspections.

We kindly request boating customers to approach with caution and follow directions from Dive Team Supervisor on site. Please be prepared to wait for a short period of time (no longer than 30 minutes) to allow divers to be removed from the navigation before safely passing this area. 

Description

The towpath and navigation will remain open when contractors undertake gate inspection at Wheaton Aston Stop Gate between 4th and 17th January. We kindly request boating customers to slow down on approach and be prepared to wait for a short period of time while contractors remove the plant for passages.

From 24th January to 24th February, the dive team will undertake further inspection at this location. We also kindly remind boating customers to take extra care when approaching this area; and be prepared to wait for a short while as divers move out of the way for passages.