Aston Lock 8, Aston New Town, Birmingham


From Date: 03/01/2018 08:00

To Date: 19/01/2018 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Birmingham & Fazeley Canal

Starts at: Aston Lock 8

Ends at: Aston Lock 8

Upstream winding hole: Immediately above Lock 8

Downstream winding hole: Salford Junction - the junction with Birmingham & Fazeley Canal / Tame Valley Canal


To carry out works to remove the existing lock ladder and replace with a new ladder to give a greater tread depth, thereby improving customer safety. 

The lock chamber needs to be fully de-watered to enable the ladder to be removed and replaced.  The depth of the recess will be increased by cutting into the existing lock wall.