Edgbaston Tunnel, Worcester & Birmingham Canal

Notice Details
From Date:
22nd January 2018 at 08:00
To Date:
16th March 2018 at 16:00 inclusive
Navigation Closure
Is Towpath Closed?
Notice updates:
06/01/2018 @ 20:14

The late signing of the funding agreement for the towpath widening works has had a knock-on effect on the commercial agreement with the contractor and their arrangements for access and compound provisions.

This now means that the stoppage start date will be Monday 22nd January.  At present, we are not extending the stoppage but will look at accelerating the works where possible. 

The navigation will reopen during 1st to 4th February as per the original programme.  Please be aware the towpath will not be available and a diversion will be in place.


We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

22/12/2017 @ 12:57

Please note that the start date of this project will be delayed by approximately 1 week due to final approval being required from Birmingham City Council following receipt of the designs this week.

As soon as the approval is granted the notice will be updated and pedestrian diversion routes issued on site.


Towpath widening works through the tunnel.

These works are now confirmed.  

The full duration of the proposed closure is required but navigation windows will be incorporated into the project.      

The tunnel will be opened over the weekend of 20th/21st January and from 1st to 4th February 2018.    Dates for an additional navigation window will be confirmed later.

A towpath diversion will be in place.

Worcester & Birmingham Canal.
Starts At:
Edgbaston Tunnel
Ends At:
Edgbaston Tunnel
Up Stream Winding Hole:
Gas Street Basin
Down Stream Winding Hole:
The Vale, Near Footbridge 84A, Birmingham University
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