An updated programme including revised dates for some winter lock closures on the non-tidal river has been issued by the Environment Agency.

Work at Penton Hook has been postponed until next year. It will not now be closed over the winter.

New dates for closures include Rushey, Caversham, Marsh, and Romney.

Full details below. Or click on HERE FOR MAP VERSION.

* indicates change from last published details

Canoe portage available?

Grafton Lock                                      3 November 2014 to 19 December 2014                 No

Replacing the tail lock gates

*Rushey Lock                                    5 January 2015 to 27 February 2015                          Yes

Replacing the lock riser piles and timber fenders

Abingdon Lock                                  5 January 2015 to 27 February 2015                          Yes

Inspecting and re-sheeting the lock gates

*Caversham Lock                             12 January 2015 to 14 February 2015                        Yes

Repairing the lock gate hollow quoins

*Marsh Lock                                      10 November 2014 to 20 November 2014              Yes

Repairing the lock gate seals

Marlow Lock                                      5 January 2015 to 20 February 2015                          Yes

Replacing the lock gates

Cookham Lock                                   3 November 2014 to 19 December 2014                 Yes

Refurbishing the lock gates and sluice gear

Boulters Lock                                     3 November 2014 to 30 January 2015                      Yes

Refurbishing the lock chamber and repairing
the lock gates and head layby

*Romney  Lock                                 10 November 2014 to 20 February 2015                 Yes

Replacing the lock gates

*Penton Hook Lock                        Refurbishing the tail lock gate pintles
Work deferred to 2015/2016

Sunbury New Lock                          8 September 2014 to 19 December 2014                No

Replacing the lock gates and refurbishing
the lock chamber Please note: Sunbury Old Lock will remain open during the closure of the New Lock


The Environment Agency says this programme is subject to further change. For the most up to date version, see You can also get the latest river information before you go boating, call our Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or 0845 988 1188. When prompted select option 1 followed by the quick dial number shown below.

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River works and lock closures                                     011132

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