From Date: 04/01/2021 08:00
To Date: 07/02/2021 16:00 inclusive
Type: Navigation Closure
Reason: 3rd Party Works
Is the towpath closed? Yes
Closest waterway: Tame Valley Canal
Starts at: Goldshill Stop Railway Bridge
Ends at: Goldshill Stop Railway Bridge
Upstream winding hole: Ockerhill Junction
Downstream winding hole: Rushall Junction Bridge
Midland Metro Alliance has confirmed they will no longer require their programmed pre-Christmas closure due to issues with the supply of steelwork for the bridge.
However, they still require the navigation to be closed after Christmas, as previously planned, from 4th January to 7th February 2021.
As part of the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro extension, Midland Metro Alliance (MMA) has requested a closure to carry out repairs to the bridge to make it ready to take the new metro line.
Please note, the canal will be re-opened temporarily for navigation over the Christmas period, from 12th December 2020 until 3rd January 2021.
04/05/2020: The information above is a draft notice of works planned as part of our winter 2020/21 stoppages programme. This is subject to change depending on the latest advice from the UK government on coronavirus. Please follow our guidance relating to coronavirus when using the canals and towpaths https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/coronavirus.