Lock 79 (15) and Lock 67 (3), Wigan Flight, Leeds & Liverpool Canal


From Date: 06/01/2020 08:00

To Date: 13/03/2020 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Starts at: Bridge 59, Monk Hall Bridge

Ends at: Lock 85, Lock 21

Upstream winding hole: At the top of Wigan Flight, Lock 65

Downstream winding hole: Junction with the Leigh branch between Lock 85 and Lock 86


02/10/2019 15:51

Our delivery teams have reviewed the work to be carried out on the Wigan Flight which will now include:

Lock 79 (15):  Remove and fully refurbish the bottom gates, including replacing timbers where required. Remove the top gates and install new replacement gates.

Lock 67 (3): Remove the bottom gates and install new replacement gates.  Fit an extension to the lock ladder.

The dates for this stoppage have not been affected.


Lock 79 (15): Replace lock gates and kickers.

Lock 67 (3): Replace bottom gates and extend lock ladder.

Please note the new start date for this closure.