£800,000 to be invested across the East Midlands
The Canal & River Trust is to invest around £800,000 across the East Midlands to replace a number of handcrafted lock gates and carry out repairs to waterway structures.
The works will start in November and continue until next March.
The programme includes replacing and repairing lock gates in Leicester – including new bottom gates at North Lock in Frog Island.
Works at Foxton Locks including replacement of three sets of gates and repairs to gates and historic brickwork at several more.
Refurbishment of Stamp End Lock in Lincoln, repairs to damaged brickwork at Potters Bridge on the Erewash Canal, a new control system to open the gates at Holme Lock on the River Trent and repairs to Sawley Flood Lock, which provides protection when the River Trent floods.
The lock gates weigh several tonnes and typically last around 25 years. Each new gate is made to measure and handcrafted from seasoned oak so that it fits in the lock chamber.
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