Linlithgow Embankment Study – Ground Investigation

18th April, 09.30am

The ground investigation works and sink hole repairs at Linlithgow have been completed a day ahead of schedule. All stop planks and gates have been removed and the area has reopened to boating traffic.

4th April

Early last year, we drained down a stretch of the Union Canal at Linlithgow to carry out an embankment study that would give us a better understanding of the works that are needed in this area.

This study told us that we need to carry out additional bank improvements near to Preston Road, which we have scheduled in to our programme of works later this summer. However, in order for these repairs to go ahead, we need to conduct an additional ground investigation in April. In addition, a sink hole has appeared on the towpath to the west of St Michael’s aqueduct and it is important that we investigate the cause.

We will be installing a stop gate at Preston Road bridge No 45 and stop planks at Woodcockdale bridge No 48, impacting on navigation between Sunday 15th April and Thursday 19th April 2018.

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