I attended a meeting a couple of weeks ago regarding the progress at Linton Locks. Unfortunately there had been very little progress since the last time I visited the site several months ago.
The main reason appeared to be issues with the current contractors not really moving forward with the job. It was stated at the meeting that the old contractors were being removed from site and a new contractor starting immediately. The new contractor had stated that they would expect to have most of the work complete around the end of September and ready for testing however we felt this would be more like the end of October realistically before we saw any water down the course.
I called into site today to have a look at progress and it does appear there has been a lot more work completed in the last few weeks than the last few months previously. The main inlet channel is now formed as well as several large concrete structures in the base of the first pool, it is now possible to see how deep the pools will be.
The hydraulic gate is not on site but is being manufactured at the moment and should be on site shortly hopefully.
During the coming months the payment scheme will be decided upon but the idea is a fee pay car on site.
Main infeed channel from river.
More updates to follow in the next few weeks hopefully.