Winter stoppages removed

Published: Wednesday, 07 December 2022

THOUGH a six weeks stoppage on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal has been added to winter stoppages, two have been removed.

Canal & River Trust inform that the cost of the weeks work on the Macclesfield of resin grouting behind aqueduct walls to fill up any voids and prevent deterioration of the structure has been removed from the winter stoppage programme due to the project coming in over budget when finalised, Keith Gudgin reports.

The work was for a week from Monday 28th November until Monday 5th December on the  Red Acre Aqueduct.

It would seem the contractors required too long and too much for a bit of grouting!

Grand Union Canal

Another winter stoppage that has been removed is on the Grand Union Canal.

This time it is a  Network Rail stoppage has been withdrawn from the winter stoppage programme.

Canal & River Trust state the scale of works required when finalised was too large for the time-frame planned, so Network Rail have withdrawn and will resubmit for the next winter stoppage programme.

The stoppage was for maintenance, waterproofing and replacement of a redundant bridge deck.