Over two weeks wait for cill repair

Published: Wednesday, 16 August 2023

DUE to the unavailability of contractors, work on a Rochdale broken cill will not be completed until September.

Repairs to the 'blown' cill at Miles Platting Lock (77) will not start until another two weeks, Tuesday 29th of August, then work will start, that will run into September.

Before work can commence

Dams will of course have to be installed and the area pumped dry and scaffolding installed before work can commence. Then all will have to be removed when the new cill is installed.

The navigation is now closed from Lock 65 to Lock 80 to prevent access to the area.

The 'blown' cill occurred on the 8th of August. meaning that when finished the stoppage will have lasted over three weeks.