£1.8 MILLION LOCKS PROGRAMME SET FOR WINTER


The Environment Agency is investing nearly £1.8 million  this autumn and winter as part of a programme of works to maintain and replace navigation structures on the River Thames.

The EA will invest the money between September 2014 and March 2015.

From November, 11 lock sites are set to benefit from capital investment work which will include refurbishing lock gates and making structural repairs.

Barrie Douglass, EA Thames Waterways Engineer for the River Thames, said:“The Environment Agency has more than 1000 assets along the River Thames which we maintain and keep to good and safe working order - helping thousands of people navigate this great river with peace of mind.

“This year we are investing  £1.8m and have a full programme of works – this combined with our dedicated staff who keep the River Thames working to a high standard, means that we can continue to provide an excellent level of service for boaters, businesses and the wider community”

The following locks will be affected by closures:

Grafton Lock                 3 November 2014 to 19 December 2014
Replacing the tail lock gates
Rushey Lock                3 November 2014 to 19 December 2014
Replacing the lock riser piles and timber fenders
Abingdon Lock             3 November 2014 to 19 December 2014
 Inspecting and re-sheeting the lock gates
Caversham Lock          3 November 2014 to 19 December 2014
 Repairing the lock gate hollow quoins
Marsh Lock                   3 November 2014 to 19 December 2014
Repairing the lock gate seals
Marlow Lock                 5 January 2015 to 20 February 2015                                                               Replacing the lock gates
Cookham Lock             3 November 2014 to 19 December 2014                                                             Refurbishing the lock gates and sluice gear
Boulters Lock               3 November 2014 to 30 January 2015                                             
 Refurbishing the lock chamber and repairing the lock gates and head layby
Romney Lock               3 November 2014 to 22 December 2014
Replacing the lock gates
Penton Hook Lock       3 November 2014 to 19 December 2014                                                       Refurbishing the tail lock gate pintols
Sunbury New Lock      8 September 2014 to 19 December 2014
Lock chamber refurbishment and replacement lock gates

Story dated August 6th 2014

 

   
 
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