Walsall Canal

Start date: October 28, 2020

Est. end if know: December 8, 2020

Planned Stoppages

Railway Bridge, Hempole Lane

Update on 19/11/2020:

We have been informed by Midland Metro that they will be unable to complete the installation of their new bridge deck, following delays with its fabrication due to Covid restrictions.  As a result, the navigation will re-open earlier than originally planned, on Wednesday 25th November. 

However, please note the towpath will remain closed until 6th December while brickwork repairs continue.

Installation of the bridge deck will be postponed until a later date.  Further information will be posted when more details are available.

TOWPATH CLOSURE (8am Monday 2 November until 6pm Monday 7 December 2020)

The towpath will be closed when Midland Metro replace the bridge deck at Hempole Lane. A diversion route will be in place and signages will be displayed on site. We kindly ask customers to take extra care when following the diversion route to re-join the towpath at either end of the work areas.

Please be advised that a navigation closure is also in place at this location, for further information, please see:-  https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices/17483-hempole-lane-bridge-toll-end-walsall-canal