CRT to Spend an Extra £2M on Waterway Works08 November 2013
Canal & River Trust Will Invest an Extra £2 million in Waterway Works this Winter
This winter the Canal & River Trust (CRT) plans to spend an extra £2 million on the waterways, bringing the total year’s spend on major works, general maintenance and repairs to over £80 million.
CRT has allocated over a quarter of the extra £2 million to spot-dredging across the country, whilst the remaining money is to be spent on bridges, weirs, culverts and cuttings across England and Wales, including:
- Painting six bridges in London and the South East to extend their lifespan as part of the national bridge painting project. (Estimated cost - £650,000; start date – October 2013)
- Carrying out works to mitigate water loss and repair the culvert outlet at Arley Weir on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. (Estimated cost - £250,000; planned start date - January 2014)
- Stabilising a bridge wing wall and replacing 8.5m of canal wash wall at Dicconson's Bridge on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. (Estimated cost - £250,000; planned start date – January 2014)
- A number of repairs to Woodseaves Cutting on the Shropshire Union Canal, including targeted rock de-scaling and tree removal, repairs to rock buttresses and supports, and works to the towpath. (Estimated cost - £250,000; planned start date – January 2014)
- Removing tree roots and re-lining Culvert 88 on the Llangollen Canal. (Estimated cost - £100,000; planned start date – March 2014)
In addition to these works CRT plans to spend up to a further £2 million to control offside vegetation this winter in response to feedback from this autumn’s local user group meetings.