Dee Branch of Shropshire Union Canal Chester

Detail

From Date: 28/09/2023 18:00

To Date: 31/03/2024 18:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: 3rd Party Works

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Shropshire Union (Dee Branch)

Starts at: Bridge 127, Sealand Road, Dee Branch

Ends at: Lock No 3, River Dee Lock, Dee Branch

Upstream winding hole: n/a

Downstream winding hole: n/a

Updates

27/09/2023 10:58

Update 27/09/2023 -

Installation of the flood defence gates will now take place on Thursday 28th September, commencing at 6pm.  

The towpath will remain open and local diversions will be in place during installation of the flood gates.  Please approach with caution and follow any advice given by the contractors on site. 

The canal link to the river will remain closed over the winter whilst the flood gates are in place.

Description

Please be advised that third-party contractors will be onsite at bridge 127, Sealand Road on the Dee Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal. 

The third-party contractors are working for the Environment Agency and will be re-installing the flood defence gates below lock 3 of the Dee Branch. 

The towpath will remain open and local diversions will be in place during installation of the flood gates.  Please approach with caution and follow any advice given by the contractors on site. 

The canal link to the river will remain closed over the winter whilst the flood gates are in place.