Worcester & Birmingham Canal.

Start date: February 21, 2018

Est. end if know: March 17, 2018

Edgbaston Tunnel
Up Stream Winding Hole: Gas Street Basin
Down Stream Winding Hole: The Vale, Near Footbridge 84A, Birmingham University

Update on 21/02/2018:

There have been some late changes in order to improve the final design of the steelwork required for the widening of the tunnel towpath.  Unfortunately these changes have resulted in a delay of two weeks in the delivery of the fabricated steels.

This has given CRT an opportunity to keep the navigation open to boat traffic during  this period.  Please be aware, however, the towpath through the tunnel remains closed and diversion signs should be followed.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (8am Tuesday 9 January until 4pm Friday 16 March 2018)

Please note that the start date of this project will be delayed by approximately 1 week due to final approval being required from Birmingham City Council following receipt of the designs this week.

As soon as the approval is granted the notice will be updated and pedestrian diversion routes issued on site.

Original message:

Towpath widening works through the tunnel.

These works are now confirmed.

The full duration of the proposed closure is required but navigation windows will be incorporated into the project.

The tunnel will be opened over the weekend of 20th/21st January and from 1st to 4th February 2018.    Dates for an additional navigation window will be confirmed later.

A towpath diversion will be in place.