Friday, 17 December 2010

Amended Stoppages

Wootton Rivers Locks 51 to 54

Monday 1 November 2010 - Friday 7 January 2011
UPDATE (17 December 2010): Due to the prolonged period of sub-zero temperatures, brick repair work at Wootton Rivers, Heathy Close and Cadley has taken longer than anticipated.

As a result, the planned stoppage Period will be extended into the New Year, to allow the completed brickwork time to set and strengthen.

Every effort has been made to recover lost time; the Heathy Close and Wootton Rivers lock chambers have been filled to workable capacity with bricklayers who have worked through the weekends. The locks have been tented and heaters installed that raise the ambient temperature sufficiently to allow the use of lime mortar (lime mortar is particularly sensitive to low temperatures).

The bricklaying work will be completed before Xmas. I am however reluctant to open the canal to craft before the mortar has gained further strength. Following helpful consultation with the Kennet and Avon Trade Association I have decided that the canal will not reopen until 7th January 2011.

The start of the Dun mill lock stoppage(75), will be delayed by one week to the 17th January, to allow delayed craft time to transit through.

I apologise for any inconvenience that this decision may cause.

Seasonal greetings to all supporters of the canal.
Best Regards,

Mark Stephens
Waterway Manager


Dunmill Lock Stoppage

Monday 17 January 2011 - Friday 11 March 2011
UPDATE (17 December 2010): The start of Dunmill lock stoppage has been delayed by one week, to the 17th January 2011, to allow the completion of the dredging works, and transit of delayed craft from the Wootton Rivers stoppage.
British waterways apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Stoppage history:
Replacement Gates to Dunmill lock 75
Enquiries: 07920790694

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