Between Lock 3 & Lock 4, Droitwich Barge Canal


From Date: 11/03/2023 07:30

To Date: 11/03/2023 17:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Structure failure

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Droitwich Barge Canal

Starts at: Lock 3, Mildenham Mill

Ends at: Lock 4, Porters Mill

Upstream winding hole: Salwarpe Road Bridge

Downstream winding hole: Lock 1, Hawford


The lock by-weir culvert at Lock 4 is blocked and requires investigation and specialist cleaning to rectify. In order to do this, the water level below the lock will need to be dropped and the end of the culvert exposed, so the canal will be out of use during the day between Lock 3 and Lock 4.

The work is only planned for 1 day and is timed for a Saturday due to road works in the local area affecting access to the lock on weekdays. As soon as works are completed and water levels restored, the canal will be reopened.