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Re: Lock 11 rebuild
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2019, 05:37:17 AM »
Here is the latest news from CRT, dated yesterday at 17:24:

Unfortunately, whilst the works at Marple Lock 11 have been progressing steadily throughout the winter so far, they are a few weeks behind our original intended schedule.

It is now planned to re-open the canal to boats by close of play on Friday 24th May 2019. Delays have been encountered in the piling phase of the works, with the augering of the ground and reinforced concrete pile installation behind the existing lock walls proving slower than expected, as well as having to address some design changes due to site constraints. However, the piling is now complete, ensuring the ground is stable so that the failed lock walls can be carefully dismantled.

Given the progression of the works to date, at this stage we now have more certainty regarding the expected duration of the next phase; take-down of both lock walls, followed by their re-building back to the correct alignment. This is complex and time consuming, as the walls are being re-constructed like-for-like, in order to comply with heritage requirements.  Lock 11 is a Grade II Listed structure.

We apologise for this ongoing closure, and are pushing forward to complete the re-construction of the lock as soon as possible.

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Re: Lock 11 rebuild
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2019, 10:07:35 PM »
I'm sure that I'm not the only one following the progress of the rebuilding of Lock 11 adjacent to the Memorial Park and I was wondering if anyone is liaising with the contractors and could possibly post progress reports?
There is only one accessible public vantage point for the works but this gives only a limited view of what is going on and inevitably results in guesswork as to the state of progress - for instance I see now that there is a heap of what appear to be sections of the recent piling work carried out before Christmas.
Anyone else interested, or is it just me?
Due to finish before April for the boating season .

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Lock 11 rebuild
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2019, 05:13:28 PM »
I'm sure that I'm not the only one following the progress of the rebuilding of Lock 11 adjacent to the Memorial Park and I was wondering if anyone is liaising with the contractors and could possibly post progress reports?
There is only one accessible public vantage point for the works but this gives only a limited view of what is going on and inevitably results in guesswork as to the state of progress - for instance I see now that there is a heap of what appear to be sections of the recent piling work carried out before Christmas.
Anyone else interested, or is it just me?