Towpath between Kings Norton Junction, Bridge 72 to Tunnel Lane access point, North Stratford Canal


From Date: 20/09/2021 08:00

To Date: 01/10/2021 18:00 inclusive

Type: Towpath Closure

Reason: Maintenance

Is the towpath closed? Yes

Intersection of

Closest waterway: North Stratford Canal

Starts at: Access Point Tunnel Lane Swing Bridge

Ends at: Access Point Tunnel Lane Swing Bridge


Closest waterway: Worcester & Birmingham Canal.

Starts at: Bridge 72

Ends at: Bridge 72


02/09/2021 09:06

The towpath works has been rescheduled due to resources availability issues. The works will now take place between and Monday 20th September and 1st October.

The towpath will reopen on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September for public access and closed again on Monday 27th September for works to be resumed. Please take care when following the diversion route.


A section of towpath between Kings Norton Junction (Bridge 72) and access point at Tunnel Lane will be closed when our contractors carry out maintenance work on Guillotine Lock, Kings Norton. 

During this period, the towpath will be open for public use on Saturday 11th September and Sunday 12th September; and close again on Monday 13th September for works to be resumed. We are working closely with our contractors and aim to reopen the towpath as soon as works are complete. A diversion for towpath users will be in place. We kindly remind customers to take extra care when following diversions to re-join towpath.

The navigation is unaffected and will remain open throughout. Please take care when passing the work area.

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