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

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.

Annual Lock gate replacement – Lock 7 – BCA. December 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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