Shropshire Union Canal

Start date: July 2, 2021

Est. end if know: September 4, 2021

Planned Stoppages

Starts At: Bridge 65, Victoria Bridge
Ends At: Aqueduct 3, Market Drayton Aqueduct

TOWPATH CLOSURE (8am Monday 12 July until 6pm Friday 3 September 2021)

Update on 02/07/2021:

The works are now starting on 12 July, and expected to last for seven weeks. To carry out the work safely the towpath will initially be closed, but as soon as is practically possible sections of the towpath will be reopened to provide access from the canal to the town nearby. During the work, the canal will remain open to boaters who will have supervised access to the visitor moorings and the customer services facilities.

Whilst we appreciate that doing this work over the summer isn’t ideal for boaters and local people, we do need drier, warmer weather in order to carry out the work as quickly as possible whilst causing the least amount of disruption. Thank you for your patience.

For further information, please visit:- https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/about-us/where-we-work/west-midlands/market-drayton-towpath-improvements

Original message:

The towpath will be closed but navigation is unaffected. This towpath project is funded by Rural Payments Agency under EFRAD Rural Tourism Infrastructure. Works to be carried out include improving towpath surface and orientation signage.

The visitor moorings along this stretch of towpath will also be closed. The Customer Service Facility will remain open for boating customers. We kindly ask customers to follow directions from contractors on site and take extra care when accessing the facilities.

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