Lock 1, River Lock


From Date: 14/11/2022 08:00

To Date: 14/11/2022 13:45 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Starts at: Lock 1, River Lock

Ends at: Lock 1, River Lock

Upstream winding hole: Winding Hole, River Lock

Downstream winding hole: N/A


14/11/2022 13:20

We would like to inform you that we have made the decision to defer this stoppage and remove it from our winter stoppage programme. 

The repair works planned were to stem water loss through the lock. Further investigations have been carried out and the team have explored several options on how best to dewater the lock. Due to this being a river lock, there are many variables to consider, this stoppage was a later addition to the winter works programme.

This has provided less opportunity for the delivery team to understand all the site limitations and conditions ahead of carrying out the repairs.

In conclusion, the team have decided it is best to withdraw the stoppage from the winter programme at this time. We are looking to begin consultations at the possibility of a summer closure for these works.

We hope that this change doesn’t cause any inconvenience.


A stoppage is required to carry out repairs to resolve leakage issues within the lock from the downstream end of the chamber including fitting a new cill and repairs to the gate mitres.