Burnley repair finished

Published: Wednesday, 19 June 2019

AT LONG last the repair to the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Burnley is finished and the waterway open.

burnley manchester road wharfIt was way back in November that the canal was closed at Burnley as it was badly leaking, then when it was eventually dewatered it was discovered the amount of silt along the length of the affected area was far greater than originally anticipated, Keith Gudgin reported.


It was also found to be contaminated, meaning special measures had to be taken to remove it from site and to dispose of it safely, causing delay to the project.

The last date for reopening was the 'end of May', but June 18th—some two weeks lateris not too bad these days.