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Marple Lock 11 update

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I popped along to the Marple flight today. It was pretty damp. No shortage of water. The good news is work has started on lock 11. The towpath has been sealed off and the compound prepared for portacabins and machinery. On the security fencing is a notice informing everyone that permission has been granted for the towpath to be closed for approximately 25 weeks. 

 

So target opening date is Good Friday 2019 

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47 minutes ago, Cheshire cat said:

 

So target opening date is Good Friday 2019 

 

Someones going to be cross about that.

 

(Thank you for the update, though!)

Edited by Mac of Cygnet

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I'm not sure whether or not that is a religious quip Mac. It was only my guesstimate but Good Friday feels about right. It is Stockport MBC that has granted the closure of the towpath for the duration of the works. Completely off topic but the diversion takes you past the Marple war memorial. I was saddened but pleased to see that it has been updated to include a recent casualty who lost their life in Afghanistan. 

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Anyway, it would be interesting to see how many cubic metres of expanding foam they extract from behind the walls. That’s the expanding foam they prefer to call “grout” that couldn’t possibly have caused the problems  - allegedly!

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Slightly off topic but lock 11 was featured in the BBC1 ambulance documentary last week, a crew had to attend to a boat there! Was during the summer heatwave so not sure why the boat was there as the flight was already closed afaik 

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15 hours ago, Mac of Cygnet said:

 

Someones going to be cross about that.

 

(Thank you for the update, though!)

Hot as well perhaps...

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Sadly, I think Nick's curiosity is unlikely to be satisfied. Unlike the rebuild of lock 15? you can't get near. Security fencing ranges from the top of lock 10 to the bottom of lock 12.

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14 hours ago, Cheshire cat said:

Sadly, I think Nick's curiosity is unlikely to be satisfied. Unlike the rebuild of lock 15? you can't get near. Security fencing ranges from the top of lock 10 to the bottom of lock 12.

Can you not see from the park next to those locks? 

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1 hour ago, TheBiscuits said:

Can you not see from the park next to those locks? 

When I looked at the works plan the other day, I think a large area of the park adjacent  is to be used for the site huts etc, so , probably can't see much .

 

On 08/11/2018 at 10:01, nicknorman said:

Anyway, it would be interesting to see how many cubic metres of expanding foam they extract from behind the walls. That’s the expanding foam they prefer to call “grout” that couldn’t possibly have caused the problems  - allegedly!

Dare I publish a photo taken in  the winter  of 16/17 of the work underway to narrow  lock 11?

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Just to diversify a little. Yesterday and again today, planned stoppages have been cancelled.

 

Even before this, having looked at the Stoppage programme, it seems there were far fewer stoppages than in rencent years.

 

Are our friends in CRT struggling to make ends meet? Or are they started to ruin of the network?

 

 

Edited by Nightwatch

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5 minutes ago, Nightwatch said:

Just to diversify a little. Yesterday and again today, planned stoppages have been cancelled.

 

Even before this, having looked at the Stoppage programme, it seems there were far fewer stoppages than in rencent years.

 

Are our friends in CRT struggling to make ends meet? Or are they started to ruin of the network?

 

 

Surely less winter work is the inevitable result of really getting on top of the maintenance? ;)

 

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