Lock 50, Rochdale, Rochdale Canal


From Date: 04/02/2019 08:00

To Date: 18/03/2019 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Rochdale Canal

Starts at: Lock 48

Ends at: Lock 50

Upstream winding hole: Above Lock 46 Rochdale Canal

Downstream winding hole: Below Lock 50 Rochdale Canal


15/03/2019 19:00

Repairs to the gates at Lock 50 have been successfully completed according to plan and the site is being de-mobilised. 

However, unfortunately, we have encountered problems in relation to the removal of the fabric dams from the site.  This means we will be unable to re-open the navigation until the afternoon of Monday 18th March. 

We apologise for the inconvenience this delay may cause.

30/10/2018 13:27

Please be aware the start date of this stoppage at Lock 50, Rochdale Canal, has been amended to bring it in line with the stoppage at Lock 49.   The stoppages at both locks will run concurrently.

At Lock 50 we will be carrying out repairs to the lock gates to reduce issues with leakage.


Carry out repairs to the lock gate.

The dates of this stoppage have been revised from the original plan in order to make the best use of our local resources.