Closures and works

For the latest information on timescales for outstanding works please contact the office on 01252 370073 or info@basingstoke-canal.co.uk

Tree survey - Nov 21– Feb 2022

Start tree survey of high priority areas in Hampshire & resulting urgent works. Ongoing tree works in Surrey as result of survey already carried out.

Towpath not effected with minor cordoned off areas or banksman controlled stoppages as required. Please obey contractors’ instructions during tree surgery operations.

Potentially a work barge in channel - slow, prepare to stop and obey contractor’s instructions if necessary.

Deepcut Flight Lock 27 - Dec 21 or Jan 2022

Annual Lock gate replacement, upper gates at lock 27

Towpath either not affected or only very temporary closure. Follow on site instructions from signage or staff.

Deepcut and Brookwood flights closed to Navigation for Approximately 1 week.

Deepcut Flight Lock - Jan – March 2022

Lock Gate Works in Deepcut flight. Various re-planking & Cill replacement. Locks No.s TBC

Deepcut and Brookwood flights closed to Navigation. Timescale of works TBC

Off-side vegetation cutting on priority areas of the canal - Dec 2021 -Feb 2022

Towpath not effected with minor cordoned off areas as required.

Workboat with chipper in channel – slow and obey staff instructions.

On-going throughout winter

Bank protection works – Contractor - Beginning – November 2021

Sections classed as high priority. Works in Hampshire

Towpath access will be temporarily suspended during certain operations – please obey contractor’s instructions and wait for instructions to proceed.

Dredger / work barge in channel - slow, prepare to stop and obey contractor’s instructions.

Towpath vegetation cutting (Tractor Flail & ride-on brushcutter)– BCA Staff - Nov 21 - Feb 2022

Covering as much towpath length as possible depending on staff availability.

Towpath access will be temporarily suspended during certain operations – please obey operator’s signage or instructions and wait for instructions to proceed.

No Effect – unpowered boats should keep to the offside of the channel where possible when passing tractor mounted flail cutter. On-going throughout winter

Brookwood Mooring Platform Repairs - BCS - Winter 2021/22 TBC

Next to Brookwood country park

Moorings will be closed during works. Possible temporary access restrictions to cycle path during certain operations – please obey operator’s signage or instructions and wait for instructions to proceed.

Potentially a work barge in channel - slow, prepare to stop and obey contractor’s instructions if necessary.

Towpath surface repairs - Winter 2021-22

Between Deepcut High bridge and Wharfenden Lake (Frimley). Also from Ash Lock heading east towards the Railway bridge before you get to the Aqueduct

Temporary closure of towpath through these sections while works are undertaken.

Potentially a Dredger / work barge in channel - slow, prepare to stop and obey contractor’s instructions.

Coxheath Bridge Step Replacement - Winter 2021-22

Temporary closure of steps while work is underway

Barley Mow car park entrance repairs - Winter 2021-22

Temporary closure of Barley Mow Car Park while repairs are undertaken. Anticipate less than a week to complete.

Bed re-lining at Crookham Deeps - Jan 2022 – March 2022

Possible temporary closures of Towpath during the works. Follow on-site signage.

Complete Navigation closure and de-watering between Crookham wharf bridge and Poulters bridge. Up to 12 weeks. Last winding Hole heading downstream is at Blacksmiths bridge and coming upstream is at Pondtail, Fleet.

Repairs to Reading Rd Weir Fleet - By End of Dec 2021

Close to reading Rd bridge in Fleet

Possible temporary closures of Towpath during the works. Follow on-site signage or diversion

Scotland Rd Piling Replacement Project - Jan – End March 2022

Offside above lock 2 by Houseboats

Possibly temporary stoppages during lifting operations or diversions in place.

Possible temporary closures of Navigation. However, canal will remain in water. Follow onsite signage or instruction from contractors when Navigation is open.

Mytchett Place Bridge, steps replacement SCC Structures / Contractor - TBC

Closure of towpath expected at Mytchett Place Bridge. Diversion routes TBC

Painting and Repair of Hermitage Bridge. Contractors - Jan 2022

Closure of towpath under the bridge for part of the works with a diversion put in place.

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