Lock 28- Worcester and Birmingham

Detail

From Date: 10/08/2016 11:00

To Date: 19/08/2016 11:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: Maintenance

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Worcester & Birmingham Canal.

Starts at: Lock 28

Ends at: Lock 28

Updates

19/08/2016 11:04

We are pleased to inform customer that temporary works to this structure are complete and the navigation is now open.

Thank you for your support at this time.

12/08/2016 14:49

Temporary works to restore the published width at Lock 28 are planned for Wednesday 17th August and expected to take 3 days to complete.

During this time, use of the lock will be restricted and boats may be delayed for up to 3 hours while work is in progress.

The lock will be available until 08:00 each morning, then between 11:00 and 11:30, 14:30 and 15:00 and after 18:00 each day. Please note however that these times may vary to some extent depending upon progress and our ability to ensure safe use of the lock.

Please rest assured that we will do all we can to minimise the impact on Trust customers and if possible will allow boats to pass more frequently.

For more information please contact us at our enquiries email address enquiries.southwalessevern@canalrivertrust.org.uk

11/08/2016 10:06

Please be advised our Engineering Team are currently planning emergency works to restore the locks width.

We would like thank customers for their patience and expect to provide a further update to customers on Friday 12th August.

For more information please contact us at our enquiries email address enquiries.southwalessevern@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Description

Please be advised that due to a bulge in the chamber wall, craft larger than 81 inches or 2.06 meters will not be able to pass through this structure until repairs are carried out.

The trust are working to resolve this problem as soon as possible. We will update the website as soon as further information becomes available.

Please note that this is likely to be a particular problem to heritage craft.

For more information please contact us at our enquiries email address enquiries.southwalessevern@canalrivertrust.org.uk