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Welsh canal reopens after £1.5M refit

The Canal and River Trust has this week begun rewatering the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal at Llangatock following a £1.5M relining project.

Works were brought forward following a “significant” leak at the canal in April of last year. A 470m long stretch of the canal were relined at an average cost of £2750 per m.

The work was completed at part of the Canal and River Trust’s first annual waterway stoppage programme.

“This was a proactive repair, which provided a 50-year design solution for the canal,” said Canal and River Trust project manager and principal engineer Lee Bradley.

“We’re looking to develop our winter stoppage programme in and out of season.”

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