Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

Member of Parliament for Brigg & Goole and the Isle of Axholme

Aire & Calder Breach Repair Programme Update

Andrew continues to liase with the Canal & River Trust regarding progress on the Aire & Calder Navigation breach repair programme. The Canal & River Trust have now sent Andrew the latest update on the project below: 


Current Situation

We continue to carefully manage water levels to allow passage between the Aire & Calder Navigation to the Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation, and to maintain levels in Goole Docks. The stop planks in Goole Caisson are due to be removed next week with passage through Goole Caisson re-opened by 30th April. The notification on our website will be updated as soon as passage is confirmed.   


Repair to Breach – Next Steps & Timescales

Our engineers have now completed detailed inspections and assessments onsite, and a design solution has been agreed. We are commencing construction work on a permanent repair programme and expect repairs to the breach site to be completed by mid-August. The repair project is expected to cost £3 million. 


For further project updates, please see the following link:


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