Trent & Mersey Canal, Bridge No 174 Croxton Tank to Lock 75, Big Lock Middlewich

Notice Details
From Date:
5th February 2018 at 07:00
To Date:
15th February 2018 at 17:00 inclusive
Navigation Closure

During last year we started to experience excessive leakage through the cill at Big lock 75 in Middlewich on the Trent & Mersey Canal which, by the end of the year was leading to problems with maintaining water levels.  We had been hoping to carry out repairs to this before Christmas but, unfortunately, this wasn’t possible. Our teams are now proposing to lower the canal level in this area on 5th February with the expectation that work will be completed and the canal back open by 15th February.

The works will result in the teams lowering the level of the canal from Big Lock 75 to Aqueduct, Bridge No 174 Croxton Tank.

If the introduction of this stoppage causes you difficulty, please contact our office at Red Bull to discuss your concerns by 19th January.  They can be contacted on 0303 040 4040.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Sustaining a working 200 year-old canal system occasionally requires unplanned maintenance work.  We assure you of our view that this work is needed to ensure good cruising this year. Please bear with us, we’ll try and keep disruption to a minimum.


Trent & Mersey Canal
Starts At:
Aqueduct, Bridge No 174 Croxton Tank
Ends At:
Lock 75, Big Lock
Up Stream Winding Hole:
Below Kings lock 71
Down Stream Winding Hole:
Croxton Flash, Trent & Mersey Canal.
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