Lock 90 Albion Mill, Axis Tower, Whitworth Street West, Manchester


From Date: 20/05/2019 08:00

To Date: 06/12/2019 18:00 inclusive

Type: Advice

Reason: 3rd Party Works

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Rochdale Canal

Starts at: Lock 90 Albion Mill

Ends at: Lock 90 Albion Mill


08/11/2019 08:57

Please be advised the towpath is now open, however, the towpath access point nearest to Lock 90, Albion Mill / Bridge 99, Albion Street Bridge is closed until, and inclusive of, 6 December 2019.

31/10/2019 11:16

Please be advised these third party works have been extended till, and inclusive of, 6 November 2019.


To facilitate the demolition of the temporary access bridge used to build the axis tower in Manchester, which spans over the canal at Lock 90 Albion Mill, third-party contractors will be installing scaffolding in the vicinity of both the lock and the bridge.

As a result, the towpath will be closed to all users, but a signed diversion route will be in place between lock 89 and Bridge 100.

The canal will remain open, and the lock will be fully functional. However, boaters may experience slight delays.

Banksman will be in place on both approaches, and boaters are requested to slow down and await their instructions.