Lock 89 and Lock 87, Wigan, Leeds & Liverpool Canal


From Date: 02/11/2020 08:00

To Date: 14/12/2020 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Starts at: Lock 89

Ends at: Lock 87

Upstream winding hole: Junction with the Leigh Branch

Downstream winding hole: Below Ell Meadow Lock 89


09/12/2020 17:11

Unfortunately we have encountered unavoidable delays installing the new gates at Lock 89 which means there is insufficient time to move plant and equipment to Lock 87 and still complete the repairs there before Christmas.

As a result, the work at Lock 87 will be deferred until next winter.

We expect work will be completed at Lock 89, and the navigation opened, by the end of the day on Monday 14th December.


Installation of new top gates and other repairs at Lock 89.  Gate repairs to extend life and reduce leakage at Lock 87.

01/06/2020:  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.