Trent & Mersey Canal

Start date: September 19, 2020

Est. end if know: November 1, 2020

Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 42, Limekiln Lock – Towpath Side

Update on 18/09/2020:


As investigations continued, a blocked by-wash culvert has also been discovered by Lock 42, Limekiln Towpath Side Lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal.

Our engineer is currently in the process of organising a CCTV survey to establish the cause of the blocked by-wash and is in discussions with our Local Heritage Team about the method of repair for the damaged stop plank groove.

Given the heritage constraints of the site (the lock is Grade II Listed) it is anticipated this will take in excess of 6 weeks before works can commence onsite. As a result, the lock will remain closed and an update will be provided by Friday 30 October.

Please continue to use Lock 42, Limekiln Offside Lock for navigation.