From Date: 22/02/2021 08:00
To Date: 19/03/2021 16:00 inclusive
Type: Navigation Closure
Reason: 3rd Party Works
Is the towpath closed? Yes
Closest waterway: Old Main Line
Starts at: Railway Bridge, Coneygree
Ends at: Railway Bridge, Coneygree
Upstream winding hole: Dudley Tunnel Branch Junction
Downstream winding hole: Tividale Quays
Contractors working on behalf of Midland Metro have requested a two week delay to the start of this stoppage. The end date is not affected.
The navigation will now be closed from 22nd February until 19th March 2021.
As part of the repairs to the bridge, a new bridge deck was due to be installed during this stoppage. However, there have been delays in the fabrication of the deck and this will now be installed at a later date, under a night-time only closure. Details regarding this will be published when the dates have been agreed.
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.
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.