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Over the winter of 2017/18, Essex & Suffolk Water, in partnership with Essex Waterways, will be replacing the sea lock gate and central timber mitre gates at Heybridge Basin in Essex. The project will involve the closing and draining of the lock in October 2017, crane lifting operations for the gates and the assembly and testing of the new gates prior to the re-opening of the lock in March 2018. There will be disruption in the area during this work period but we will endeavour to keep this to an absolute minimum.

Start Date

September, 2016

Estimated End Date

March, 2018


ESW, Integrated Water Services

Update by Ryan Lloyd

Hi all

We have some concrete deliveries to the site this week to complete our installation of the new sea gate rail beams and new sealing plates. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we are trying our best to minimise any disturbance.

Our final delivery is planned for this Friday 17th March between 1pm and 3pm.

Concrete delivery to the seaward end of the lock

We also have a crane arriving to remove the sheet piled cofferdam at the boat basin end of the lock on the 23rd and 24th March which may require temporary road closures at certain times. More detailed information will be sent out closer to these dates.

Sheet piled cofferdam

Thank you



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