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.