Montgomery Canal Restoration Project
Almost £14million of the Levelling Up funding has been secured towards the Montgomery Canal Restoration Programme.
This phase of works - the Montgomery Canal Restoration Project - will make a substantial contribution towards the wider, phased, restoration of the Montgomery Canal that, when fully completed, will provide long term economic, cultural, wellbeing and recreational benefits for local communities.
The project, which will be delivered by the Canal and River Trust and Powys County Council, will focus on:
- Dredging / bank works to the unnavigable 4.4mile section between Llanymynech and Arddleen - which will also see the provision of a sustainable cycle and walking route along the canal corridor
- Rebuilding of Walls Bridge and Williams Bridge to enable future navigation.
- The creation of three off-line water-based nature reserves alongside the Welsh Stretch of the canal to protect the canal's natural standing as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and Special Area of Conservation - to meet ecological requirements for restoration
- Critical repairs and improvements at Aberbechan Aqueduct.
- Improvements to the Y Lanfa building and two canal side cottages at Welshpool Wharf - enhancing its role as the town's community and cultural hub.
Main construction works are due to commence in January 2023 with the dredging of the Llanymynech to Carreghofa section of the canal. The full package of works will be completed by March 2025.
For more information on the Canal Restoration work elements visit the Canal and River Trust's website.
How you can help
We are undertaking three 'baseline' surveys prior to works commencement. We would be grateful for your participation (please open and take part, as appropriate)
- Community Survey of the Canal (for those living nearby)
- Visitor survey of the Canal
- User survey of the Y Lanfa building, cottages and adjoining space