Five locks closed on K&A until middle of March

Published: Wednesday, 23 January 2019

THE Kennet & Avon Canal will be closed at Great Bedwyn for two months.

This is an extension of a planned stoppage, but five locks—63 to 67—will now be closed until the middle of March, Keith Gudgin reports.

Safety measure

This has been brought about as a safety measure to facilitate additional work to that already planned, with CaRT informing that 'the whole section between Locks 63 and 67 will be closed to boat traffic'.

We are also told, rather obviously that 'This closure will be in place for the duration of the stoppage period'.

No navigation window

Work will be undertaken on three of the locks, but owing to the extent of the work, there will be no navigation 'window' at any time during this closure.