From Date: 10/07/2016 14:00
To Date: 15/07/2016 08:00 inclusive
Type: Navigation Closure
Reason: Boat damage
Is the towpath closed? No
Closest waterway: Kennet & Avon Canal
Starts at: Lock 24, Devizes Lock
Ends at: Lock 24, Devizes Lock
Due to the efficiency and hard work of our Construction Team, Caen Hill Locks 22 – 50 will re-open at 8am on Friday 15th July, 24 hours earlier than expected.
Please bear with us as repairs to lock 24 are continuing and there may be delays of up to 1 hour whilst the crane boat manoeuvres around the lock to complete the repairs.
Caen Hill flight will re-opened from Lock 50 to Lock 28 on Friday 15th July.
The section between Lock 22 and Lock 28 will re-open as planned on Saturday 16th July at 8am
The Caen Hill flight is now shut from Lock 50 to Lock 22 to allow us to control the water flow around the current stoppage. The flight will remain closed until Saturday 6th July at 08:00am
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Following a boat strike, major structural repairs are required at Lock 24, which will remain closed until Saturday 16th July at 8 am.
As a result of boat damage, Lock 24 has unfortunately had to be closed at Caen Hill.
The top gate on the offside has been lifted out of the cup with damage also caused to the quoin and coping stones.
An Engineer will be visiting site on Monday morning (11th July) to assess the situation. We will then start putting in place a plan to repair the lock and ensure it is operational again as soon as possible.
An update will be given on Monday 11th July following the Engineering visit.