01.05.2014 Winter Work Programme 2014/15

Stoppages currently planned for winter 2014/15:

Stoke Lock, replace lower lock gates: 08.00hrs Monday 17th November to 08.00hrs Monday 1st December 2014

Triggs Lock, strengthening work to lower sluice gear: 08.00hrs Monday 8th to 08.00hrs Monday 15th December 2014

Coxes Lock, replace both pairs of lock gates: 08.00hrs Monday 19th January to 08.00hrs Monday 9th February 2015

Town Lock, replace upper lock gates: 08.00hrs Monday 16th to 17.00hrs Friday 27th February 2015

Work programme and schedule are subject to weather and flood conditions and may change.

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25.06.14 Dapdune Wharf Area intermittent stoppages 25th- 27th June inclusive

Work will be taking place to remove a 30m length of steel sheet piles that failed during the severe flood events during the winter.

This will involve winching the failed sheets across the navigation and then lifting them by crane to remove them off site.

During this operation navigation staff will be stationed above and below the work site to restrict navigation during winching and lifting operations. These periods of closure should be short in nature.

Once the removal of the sheets has been completed work to drive new longer sheets will commence which on completion will allow the towpath through Guildford Town Centre to be reopened.

You can also check the latest river conditions by calling Thames Lock 01932 843106 or the Navigations Office 01483 561389 (recorded message not updated at weekends).

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19.06.14: St. Catherine’s Pipe Bridge Refurbishmnet – temporary stoppages

Monday 23rd to Friday 27th June 2014

St Catherine’s Pipe Bridge adjacent to St Catherine’s Railway Bridge and Lock Cottage, 500m downstream from Broadford Bridge.

Contractors undertaking refurbishment works to the pipe bridge require short intermittent stoppages to hoist scaffold beams into position.

The contractors on site will ensure you are made aware how long you may have to wait until safe passage can be reopened. It is envisaged that stoppages should last no longer than an hour at a time, probably shorter and that delays will be kept to a minimum.

You can also check the latest river conditions by calling Thames Lock 01932 843106 or the Navigations Office 01483 561389 (recorded message not updated at weekends).

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16.06.2014 RIVER CONDITIONS – NORMAL

The navigation is now fully open from Godalming Wharf to Thames Lock.

You can also check the latest river conditions by calling Thames Lock 01932 843106 or the Navigations Office 01483 561389 (recorded message not updated at weekends).

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15:06:2014 RIVER IN FLOOD – DANGEROUS CONDITIONS:

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River conditions from Godalming Wharf to St. Catherines Lock and from Walsham Gates to Thames Lock are normal and open for navigation.

Dangerous conditions to navigation exist from St. Catherines Lock to Walsham Gates and it is not safe to proceed along the navigation at this time in this area.

You can check the latest river conditions by calling Thames Lock 01932 843106 or the Navigations office 01483 561389 (recorded message not updated at weekends)

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14:06:2014 RIVER IN FLOOD – DANGEROUS CONDITIONS:

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River conditions from Godalming Wharf to Unstead Lock and from Walsham Gates to Thames Lock are normal and open for navigation.

Dangerous conditions to navigation exist from Unstead Lock to Walsham Gates and it is not safe to proceed along the navigation at this time in this area.

You can check the latest river conditions by calling Thames Lock 01932 843106 or the Navigations office 01483 561389 (recorded message not updated

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12.06.2014 Dredging in the Sutton Place area

Dredging will start today in the Sutton Place area and carry on until the end of next week. Work boats will be onsite and maybe some short disruptions while this work is taking place.

You can also check the latest river conditions by calling Thames Lock 01932 843106 or the Navigations office 01483 561389 (recorded message not updated at weekends).

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09.06.2014 Work to St. Catherine’s Utility Gantry – upstream of railway bridge

The utility company responsible for the gantry are undertaking repairs and maintenance over the next 10 weeks. Navigation and the towpath will remain open but do expect to see pontoon and work craft in the area and transporting materials by pontoon from Bradford Bridge to the site.

Warning signs are in place above and below the gantry work site.

You can also check the latest river conditions by calling Thames Lock 01932 843106 or the Navigations office 01483 561389 (recorded message not updated at weekends).

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