We are used to seeing the roads getting dug up and repaired and it should come as no surprise that the county’s waterways need the same kind of TLC.
Anglian Waterways has issued a closure notice at Northampton Lock so it can be cleared and cleaned up.
The notice runs from November 22 to December 19 and has seen the area around the lock, under the footbridge that leads to University of Northampton’s Waterside Campus, fenced off and busy with contractors vehicles.
The work is giving passers-by a rare view of the canal bottom while maintenance is carried out.
Teams have cleared debris and rotting foliage away and below a video shows one of the crew at work in the bottom of the lock.