Lock 28, Worcester & Birmingham Canal


From Date: 23/01/2017 07:30

To Date: 03/03/2017 16:30 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Structure failure

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Worcester & Birmingham Canal.

Starts at: Lock 28

Ends at: Lock 28

Upstream winding hole: Winding Hole near Astwood

Downstream winding hole: Winding Hole near Alvechurch


14/12/2016 09:16

The heel post on the top gate has recently sheared

Our Gate Inspector has been to site and confirmed a new gate is required

To gain site efficiencies we will replace this gate at the same time as the brickwork repair


A panel of brickwork within the Lock chamber recently started to bulge preventing the passage of boats

A temporary repair has been successful and now a permanent repair is required

To minimize disruption these repairs will be carried out at the same time as other works on the flight