Update 21st January 2020
The embankment works will involve sheet piling at Wilcoxholm embankment 69. However, stop planks need to be deployed at Manse road bridge 43 and Wilcoxholm bridge 42, closing navigation in this area. The stop planks will be deployed on 7th February 2020 and currently anticipating to reopen in April 2020.
Additionally, there will be a towpath closure between Park Farm Bridge (Bridge 41) and Manse Road Bridge (Bridge 43) from the 10 of February 2020. This will remain in place until late spring 2020. Please follow the signed diversion route, as outlined below
We are progressing vital embankment works on the Union Canal at Wilcoxholm, as set out in our Asset Management Strategy.
In order to safeguard the future of the Union Canal at Wilcoxholm, Scottish Canals will appoint a contractor to undertake piling works during the winter months as part of the 2019/20 Winter Works programme.
Works are due to progress in February 2020 and will involve disruption on the canal and towpath in this area.
This page will be updated with further information as works progress.