Ashton Canal Cycleway – From late January, sections of the towpath will be closed whilst resurfacing works takes place. Construction of the new towpath will be over a 14 week period, with various sections being closed at different times during the works. To plan alternative routes whilst works take place visit our journey planning pages
Unfortunately that is all the detail being given, as the link just takes you to the maps pages.
They do have a map with a little bit of information about the works, but with no useful details.
So the next place to look for this sort of information is the Canal & River Trust web site.
Here a search for any works on the Ashton Canal returns with
No results found
Which isn't very informative either.
So the towpath may be closed at some point for resurfacing work. However it isn't yet clear whether they will be removing the barriers
and the Cyclists Dismount signs
or getting rid of the dangerous cobbled sections.
Time will tell...