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

Towpath vegetation cutting (Tractor flail & ride-on brushcutter) – BCA Staff – Oct 2020 to Feb 2021

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

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

Navigation unaffected – unpowered boats should keep to the offside of the channel where possible when passing tractor mounted flail cutter.

Farnborough Road Moorings construction – BCS – Oct 2020 to Feb 2021

Farnborough Road Car Park next to A325.

Towpath unaffected.

Navigation – work barge in channel – proceed slowly and prepare to stop and obey instructions if necessary.

Annual Lock gate replacement, Lower gates at lock 28 and upper gates at lock 27 - Deepcut Flight 28 & 27 - Dec 20 or Jan 2021

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

Navigation – Deepcut and Brookwood flights closed to Navigation for approximately 2 weeks.

Structural Inspections followed by repairs to lock chambers – SCC contractor - starting Nov 2020

Woodham Lock flight. Lock numbers: 1 – 6

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

Navigation - Woodham flight closed and dewatered between locks 3-6. Locks 1 and 2 individually dewatered between stop planks. Last Winding Holes: Downstream of works Junction with River Wey Upstream of works Above Lock 6

Brookwood Mooring Platform Repairs – Contractor – Winter 20/21 (Date to be confirmed.)

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 permission to proceed.

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

Towpath surface repairs – BCA - Between Frimley Aqueduct and Deepcut High bridge – Winter 20/21 (TBC)

Temporary closure of towpath through this section while works are undertaken.

Navigation - Dredger/work barge in channel - slow, prepare to stop and obey staff instructions.

Offside vegetation cutting - BCA staff and BSC Vols - Dec 2020 to Feb 2021

Off-side vegetation cutting on priority areas of the canal.

Towpath not affected - minor cordoned off areas as required.

Navigation - Workboat with chipper in channel – slow, prepare to stop and obey staff instructions.

Bank protection works – Contractor – beginning November 2020

Sections classed as high priority in both Surrey and Hampshire

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

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

Tree survey of high priority areas & resulting urgent works – High priority areas along whole canal – Jan to Feb 2021

Towpath not affected – may be minor cordoned off areas as required.

Navigation - Workboat with chipper in channel – slow, prepare to stop and obey instructions.

Deepcut Bridge steps construction – Contractor on behalf of Skanska - Dec 20 to Feb 2021 (TBC)

Steps from towpath to road at Deepcut High bridge. Existing access steps will be closed and removed.

A towpath diversion is likely between lock 28 and Deepcut high bridge. Details still being discussed.

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