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Circular Line Dredging
04 October, 2012 10:40

The attached message just in from WI

Best Wishes,

Colin Becker
GMY Chang Sha
Waterways Ireland has confirmed that further dredging of the Dublin inner
city section of the Grand Canal will commence in October 2012. This work
follows on from previous dredging contracts completed on the Grand Canal
between November 2009 and April 2011 from Grand Canal Basin to Lock C7 at
Portobello. The work is necessary to keep the Canal navigable for a large
range of boats.

To facilitate works the Grand Canal will be closed to navigation from
October 2012 to March 2013 between Lock C7 at Portobello on the Circular
Line and Lock 2, Davitt Road on the Main Line. The work will be executed
under contract by L & M Keating Limited and will involve the use of
excavating machinery working within the canal property. The works are due to
be completed by end of March 2013.

The work will involve the removal of sediment deposits from the central
navigation channel of the canals and the clearance of rubbish. Traffic
Management Plans agreed with Dublin City Council, have been designed to keep
disruption to a minimum.

Extensive discussions have taken place with National Parks and Wildlife
Service on measures to minimise the impact of these essential maintenance
works on the sensitive habitats established within the canals. All material
removed from the canals will be transported to licensed disposal facilities.

The work is funded by the Government under the National Development Plan
2007 - 2013. For further information on the project please visit the
Waterways Ireland web site and check out the
'Navigation Information, Planned Works' page.

Re: Circular Line Dredging
04 October, 2012 10:46

I'm guessing that the photo supplied by WI is from the last ound of dredging but maybe when they get "stuck in" there would be some kind folks wandering along that section with a decent camera who might take a few snaps for posterity and for me to share with the world in the pages of IWN ???

Best Wishes,

Re: Circular Line Dredging
04 October, 2012 19:05
my ten year old daughter has just asked me how that machine is going to fit under the bridge i supose ill have to bring her up to view it. lol

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