Towpath Closure at Kytra, Caledonian Canal

Whilst undertaking the installation of new lock gates at Kytra, part of a wider 18 month programme of works across the middle district of the Caledonian Canal, we encountered additional issues with the embankment, which required us to close the towpath on Monday 14th January 2019 to ensure the safety of users.

We are now progressing remediation works which require plant to access the site over the next two weeks in order for a detailed investigation to be carried out and this will enable us to decide on the best solution going forward.

We hope to allow pedestrian and cycle access to be reinstated once we are confident that there are no health and safety risks, although we do anticipate intermittent closures over the next 2-3 months to ensure any additional works can be carried out safely.

These are crucial works to ensure the continued safe and operational delivery of the Caledonian Canal and are necessary to safeguard the canal and towpath for years to come.

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