Towpath Closure – Ness Weir Refurbishment

Major refurbishment works begin this week on the 200 year old Thomas Telford-built Ness Weir at the head of the River Ness.

Major refurbishment works begin this week on the 200 year old Thomas Telford-built Ness Weir at the head of the River Ness.

£1.5m is being invested in piling to strengthen the underwater structure with the aim of extending its lifespan by another 100 years.

Due to the large scale of the works, the canal towpath between Tomnahurich Bridge and Dochgarroch Lock will be closed to the public from May to the middle of December, but the opposite towpath will remain open for everyone to use. The closed towpath will be repaired at the end of the project, removing potholes and improving it for walkers and cyclists. The works are not expected to have any impact on boat traffic.

This page will be updated with further information as it becomes available. You can also follow us on Twitter @ScottishCanals for updates.

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