Worcester & Birmingham Canal

Start date: January 17, 2018

Est. end if know: May 21, 2018

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

RESTRICTION (until 5pm Sunday 20 May 2018)

Update on 09/03/2018:

The galvanised steelwork required to widen the towpath through Edgbaston Tunnel will be delivered to site on Monday 19th March and work will re-commence within the tunnel.

The navigation will be kept open throughout, although there will be some short delays to ensure the safety of our workforce.   Please take care whilst navigating through the tunnel and follow any guidance and instructions from our contractors.

The towpath will remain closed throughout the works and diversion signs should be followed.


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 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.

Monday 22 January 2018 08:00 until Friday 16 March 2018 16:00

Type: Navigation Closure
Reason: Repair

Update on 06/01/2018:

The late signing of the funding agreement for the towpath widening works has had a knock-on effect on the commercial agreement with the contractor and their arrangements for access and compound provisions.

This now means that the stoppage start date will be Monday 22nd January.  At present, we are not extending the stoppage but will look at accelerating the works where possible.

The navigation will reopen during 1st to 4th February as per the original programme.  Please be aware the towpath will not be available and a diversion will be in place.