From Date: 11/01/2021 08:00
To Date: 12/03/2021 16:00 inclusive
Type: Towpath Closure
Is the towpath closed? Yes
Closest waterway: Birmingham & Fazeley Canal
Starts at: Farmers Bridge Lock 1, Top Lock
Ends at: Farmers Bridge Lock 13, Bottom Lock
Upstream winding hole: Junction with New Mainline Canal
Downstream winding hole: Junction with the Digbeth Branch.
Please be aware, whilst the navigation will be open following repairs at Farmers Bridge Lock 9, the towpath will remain closed between Locks 8 and 10 until 12th March, to enable new handrails to be installed beneath the bridge.
Please note, the navigation will be closed between Lock 1, Top Lock, and Lock 13, Bottom Lock, for the duration of this stoppage.
The towpath will be closed between Lock 8 and Lock 10.
For safety reasons, it will be necessary to close the towpath between Lock 8 and Lock 10 during this stoppage, due to the narrow width of the path.
The navigation will re-open on 5th March 2021, as planned, however the towpath will remain closed until 12th March 2021 to enable new handrails to be installed beneath the bridge.
Carry out top and bottom gate replacements, improvements to the lock ladder, brickwork and coping repairs.
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.