Closures and works

Winter works programme – October 2017 to March 2018

For estimates of dates when the works will be carried out please contact the office.

Woking Wharf Extension – SCC contractors

By Bedser Bridge and Brewery Rd car park, Woking. Directly in front of WWF offices.
Towpath will be closed between Bedser Bridge and the upstream end of WWF and a diversion in place. CYCLISTS are required to dismount. 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 20min wait for the contractors to remove machinery and allow the boat past. Works Mon – Fri only.

Ash Wharf piles to reinforce embankment - SCC contractors

A small stretch of piles is to be installed on the towpath side of the canal opposite Ash Wharf winding hole.
Towpath closed – no access from Ash Wharf Bridge towards Mytchett for approx. 5 – 7 days. Alternative route is via Vale Road and Ash Vale Station approach.
Navigation - No affect. Unpowered boats please keep well away from machinery working on the towpath.

Towpath repairs under Heath Vale Rd bridge – SCC Contractors

Heath Vale Rd bridge, Ash Vale. Opposite the Swan pub.
Towpath closed until works completed – estimated 6 week build time. Alternative route is via Ash Vale station approach and Vale Road.
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 20min wait for the contractors to remove machinery and allow the boat past.
At some point during the works a full closure will be required for 3 days. This will be confirmed nearer the time.

Annual Lock gate replacement at Lock 22 – BCA

Lock 22 Deepcut Lock flight.
Towpath not affected with minor cordoned off areas as required.
Deepcut lock flight closure will be required for 1 week.

Structural Inspections followed by repairs to lock chambers – SCC contractor

St Johns Lock flight. Lock numbers:  7 – 11
Drain downs will be required.
Towpath either not affected or only very temporary closure. Follow on site instructions from signage or contractors.
Navigation closed and dewatered.
Last Winding Holes: Downstream of works Downstream of Arthurs bridge (by Bridge Barn pub). Upstream of works On Hermitage pound just downstream of Hermitage Rd Bridge.

Replanking of lock gates 3 and 25 – BCA

Lock 25 Deepcut flight
Lock 3 Woodham flight
Towpath not affected.
Navigation closed through Woodham and Deepcut flights.

Offside vegetation cutting - BCA staff and BCS Vols

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

Bank protection works mainly in Surrey half of canal – SCC contractor

Sections TBC.
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  - boats to slow, prepare to stop and obey contractor’s  instructions.

Towpath vegetation cutting (Tractor Flail & ride-on brushcutter) – BCA Staff

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.
Navigation - no affect – unpowered boats should keep to the offside of the channel where possible when passing tractor mounted flail cutter.

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