Gunthorpe Lock - River Trent

Detail

From Date: 04/05/2022 07:30

To Date: On-going

Type: Advice

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: River Trent

Starts at: Lock 11, Gunthorpe Lock

Ends at: Lock 11, Gunthorpe Lock

Updates

05/05/2022 09:35

The works at Gunthorpe were completed yesterday.

The two upstream rams which are leaking, have now been removed and sent away for repair leaving the lock operating on the two nearside sluices.

Please note that whilst on the two sluices the lock will be slower at filling and emptying.

We do not currently have a time scale for when the rams will be repaired and re-fitted, but as soon as we have more information, we will update the website.

Please proceed with care. 

Description

There will be a restriction at Gunthorpe Lock on the 4th May, while essential repairs our carried out by our maintenance team.

The plan is to remove the hydraulic ram from the downstream disabled sluice and refit it to the upstream nearside gate.

The two upstream rams which are leaking, will be removed and sent away for repair leaving the lock operating on the two nearside sluices.

Please note that whilst on the two sluices the lock will be slower at filling and emptying.

There will be delays in lock operation whilst our team undertake these emergency sluice repairs.  Boats will be penned through the lock between the work as and when it is safe to do so. Delays could be in the region of 90 minutes.