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Confirmed stoppages and restrictions

Misterton Railway Bridge (84) - 11th August to 15th September
Contractors working on behalf of Network Rail will be undertaking essential strengthening and repair works to the bridge abutments prior to the installation of a new bridge deck.
During these works, the contractors will be working from a floating pontoon within the navigation and within a segregated area behind Herras fence panels on the towpath.
Banks-men will be available to assist through the working area, should this be required.
Please approach the working area with caution.
Click here for the C&RT notice and map.


Manton Railway Viaduct (45A) - 11th August to 17th October
Contractors working for Severn Trent Water will be carrying out works to complete their bridge installation between the 11th August and the 12th September.
The works will require working above the navigation and on the towpath and as such, some short delays may occur.
Wherever possible, boaters and towpath users will be allowed unhindered access through the site, however there is the possibility of some delays of up to 45 minutes.
The contractor has been delayed in completing the works due to delays in material delivery.
Click here for C&RT notice and map.


High Hoe Road Bridge (44A) - 22nd to 26th September
Contractors will be undertaking an inspection of the above pipe crossing.
This will be undertaken from a pontoon and scaffold tower.
The navigation and towpath will remain open at all times.
However, short delays may be encountered whilst pontoon/materials are moved when necessary to allow safe passage of boats and pedestrians.
Please proceed with caution and follow advice given on site.
Click here for C&RT notice and map.


West Stockwith Lock (65) - 3rd to 24th November
This closure of the navigation is required so that C&RT can replace the top gates to this lock as the current ones are nearing the end of their useful life. Whilst on site it will be taking the opportunity to replace lock ladders, to bring them up to current standard. It will also be refurbishing the sluice mechanism gearbox.
Click here for the C&RT notice and map.

Wiseton Top Bridge (70) - 12th January to 2nd February
C&RT is closing the navigation in order to carry out repairs to this Grade II listed masonry arch bridge. The works will primarily comprise careful brickwork repairs and repointing by our expert maintenance team, and will specifically target the waterway walls under the bridge.
The towpath will also be closed.
Click here for C&RT notice and map.


Weed warning - Between West Stockwith Lock and Shireoaks Marina - until further notice
As with recent years, we anticipate that we will again experience weed growth in this area over the next few months. Although weed boats will be actively removing this weed it is possible, especially if the weather is exceptionally warm and sunny, that boaters and anglers may be affected. Please be assured that we will do our best with the resource we have available to manage weed growth. 
Please do report any sightings of excessive weed growth in this area to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Thank you for your assistance and understanding on this matter.
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Morse Lock (49) - until further notice
The emergency repair works to the ground paddles at Morse Lock have now been completed and the lock is once again operational to boaters.
However, an obstruction has been found in the lock and consequently one of the ground paddles is not working.
Boaters can still operate the lock, but please be aware that delays will be experienced when waiting for the lock to fill up.
C&RT apologises for any inconvenience these delays may cause and asks boaters to be patient.
They aim to have this obstruction removed as soon possible and regular updates can be found on the C&RT website.
Click here for the C&RT notice and map.


Advice: Misterton Bottom Lock to Thorpe Top Treble Lock Top (C&RT Key Required) - 27th Apr 2012 until further notice
Associated Regional Office: East Midlands Waterways
Restriction on lift of paddle gear is in place on some paddles to assist low water flows.
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To find our stoppage page on the C&RT website, please click here.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014 16:51