We are pleased to confirm the navigation has been re-opened ahead of schedule.
The works to the gate at Lock 44 have been completed. The planned masonry elements of the repairs can be finished without the need for the navigation to be closed. We have therefore been able to remove the closure and allow passage through the Wilmcote flight sooner than originally planned.
To replace the bottom gate and carry out repairs to the cill and quoin.
Following further investigation, repairs will now be carried out at Lock 44, in place of Lock 43, owing to the deterioration in the condition of the bottom gate.
Repairs to Lock 43 will now be carried out during Winter 2018/19.