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

Deepcut & Brookwood closed - low water levels

Due to low water levels the Deepcut and Brookwood lock flights are currently closed until we have further significant rainfall.

Ash Lock and Mytchett pound closed – low water levels

Due to low water levels Ash Lock and the Mytchett pound are currently closed to boat traffic until we have further significant rainfall.

Woking Wharf Extension - SCC contractors

By Bedser Bridge and Brewery Rd car park, Woking. Directly in front of WWF offices.
The towpath will be closed between Bedser Bridge and the upstream end of WWF and a diversion in place. Cyclists are required to dismount on the diversion.  Access will still be available to the WWF building and Brewery Rd car park but only from the towpath from the downstream end by the existing Woking Wharf mooring.

Boats will need to wait back from the works and signal to the contractors to make them aware of their presence. There may be up to a 20 minute wait for the contractors to remove machinery and allow the boat past. Works Monday – Friday only.

Offside vegetation cutting – BCA staff and BCS volunteers. Oct 2018 – Feb 2019

Off-side vegetation cutting on priority areas of the canal. Towpath not affected. Workboat with chipper in the channel. Boats to slow, prepare to stop and obey staff instructions.

Towpath vegetation cutting – BCA staff. Oct 2018 – Feb 2019

Covering as much towpath length as possible depending on staff availability. Towpath access temporarily suspended during certain operations. Please obey signage or staff instructions.

Bank protection works – SCC contractor. Beginning October 2018

Sections classed as high priority. Most works in Surrey with some areas in Hampshire later in the winter. Towpath access temporarily suspended during certain operations. Please obey signs or contractors’ instructions.

Santa’s Jetty – November 2018

Canal Centre, Mytchett. Towpath not affected. Possible work barge in the channel. Boats to slow, prepare to stop and obey instructions.

Annual Lock gate replacement – Lock 7 – BCA. November 2018

Lock 7 St John’s Flight. Towpath not affected. Minor cordoned off areas as required. St Johns lock flight closure will be required for a minimum of one week.

Structural inspections (underway) followed by repairs to lock chambers – Deepcut Lock Flight (Locks 18 - 24) Works due Dec – Jan 2019

Towpath either not affected or only very temporary closure. Follow on site instructions. Deepcut closed and dewatered. Last winding hole: Downstream of works Brookwood Country Park. Upstream of works Above Lock 28.

Tree works as results of tree survey. Dec - Feb 2019

High priority areas along the whole canal. Towpath not affected with minor cordoned off areas as required.

Tree thinning works and softbank works. Jan – Feb 2019

Rural areas of Hampshire, Sandy Hill cutting, Malthouse cutting, Broadoak and Chatter Alley. Towpath not affected with minor cordoned off areas as required. Possible work barge in channel – boats to slow, prepare to stop and obey contractor’s instructions. (Works dependant on grant application being successful)

Bed re-lining at Crookham Deeps.  Jan – March 2019

Crookham, Hampshire. Towpath not affected with minor cordoned areas as required. Canal drained down between Crookham Wharf Bridge and Poulters Bridge.

Chobham Rd turnover bridge. Jan – March 2019

Chobham Road Bridge, Woking. Towpath closure details to be confirmed. Canal drained down between Monument Bridge and Skew Bridge.

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