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Thursday, 3 January 2013

GU Leicester line: Debdale Embankment slip

For those on the GU Leicester line: Debdale Embankment slip

Our initial investigations have identified the need for an engineering survey of the landslip to assess the landslip effect on the canal bed and walls plus the volume of material which has moved onto the canal bed. This survey will be completed over Monday 7th/Tuesday 8th January 2013.

We are moving a dredging boat to site and it is our intention that this will be available to begin work from Tuesday 8th January 2013.

As the landslip is within a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), we are seeking permission from Natural England to allow us to remove some reeds from the canal in the vicinity of the landslip to open up navigable width.

Subject to the results of the engineering survey and permission from Natural England, it will then be our intention to carry out limited dredging works in order to reopen the navigation. It is our aim to carry out works such that the canal can reopen to navigation from Monday 16th January 2013.

The works carried out over the next 2 weeks will secure a temporary solution sufficient only to reopen the navigation. More major works will be required in the future to fully restabilise the bank. Damian

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