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Canal improvements to enter 2nd phase

Boat owners may be less likely to claim on theirĀ narrow boat insurance thanks to regeneration work on a section of towpath along the Lancaster Canal.

The Lancashire Evening Post reports how an area in Salwick, Preston, was closed for a number of weeks while repairs were carried out.

British Waterways was called in to carry out major resurfacing work after a section of the path has been deemed unsafe.

The towpath has temporarily reopened but is due to be cordoned off again soon so further repairs can be made.

“It is part of the ongoing improvement works to the Lancaster Canal.

There are major towpath works going on to improve the path for walkers and cyclists,” Preston councillor Ken Hudson commented.

Research has revealed that around 95,000 people use the Ribble Link each year as the popularity of the waterway has grown.

According to the Lancaster Canal Trust, the maximum dimensions for vessels cruising down the Ribble Link are 18.8 metres in length and 2.1 metres in width.

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