IW 24-206324 MECHANICAL DREDGING (STRIKE REMOVAL) Marseilles Lower, RM 244.2-244.5

Notice Number: IW 24-206324 Mechanical dredging (Strike Removal) operations will commence on Monday March 11 at 1000 hrs and will continue until Further Notice at Marseilles Lower, RM 244.2-244.5 Right bank. Dredging will be performed Monday through Thursday 0630-1700. Mariners are requested to contact the MV LaSalle on channel 14 or 82, THIRTY minutes prior to transiting the area for passing instructions. Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made. //signed// Chris Reger, Civil Engineering Technician…

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LOCK CLOSURE Brandon Road Lock and Dam, RM 286.0

Notice Number: 206345/IW 24-206345 Date: 03/19/2024 11:00 thru 03/20/2024 23:00 Brandon Road Lock and Dam, River Mile 286.0 will have two daytime closures on March 19th and 20th from 0600 to 1800. The purpose of this closure is to complete miter gate motor and brake assembly installations. Mariners are requested not to tie up to…

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USCG: Lake Michigan (Sanitary and Ship Canal)

From March 18 through March 23, 2024, between the hours of 0700 and 1700, a 30-foot Harcon will be inspecting the South Cicero Avenue Bridge at Mile 10 (CORPS MILE 317.3) over the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. The Harcon will monitor VHF-FM Marine Channel 16 and will move to accommodate vessel traffic with a…

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Joliet Bridges

Terry, I spoke with Todd and he advised in detail that his pilot had 1 incident of delay at Ruby, 1 at Jefferson, and 1 at McDonough in the last 2 weeks.  The report he gave was the bridge tender indicated they could not open the draw due to the “Bridge Control Office” (i.e. the…

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LOCK CLOSURE Marseilles Lock, River Mile 244.6

Notice Number: 206162/IW 24-206162 Date: 03/05/2024 12:00 thru 03/07/2024 00:00 Marseilles Lock, River Mile 244.6 will be closed from 0600 hrs. on Tuesday 5 March until 1800 hrs. on Wednesday 6 March. The purpose of the closure is to complete damage repairs to the lower right miter gate. Towboat operators are requested NOT to tie…

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Gate settings on ILR

From Doug Morgan, Sent out on behalf of IRCA. Gate settings as of 0745 today 31 January. Dresden Island – 23’ but is likely to open back up to 25’ soon. Marseilles – 29’ We have lifted the helper boat restriction and can pull cuts both directions. Starved Rock – 43’ no width restrictions, helper…

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LOCK CLOSURE, Brandon Road Lock and Dam, RM 286.0

Notice Number: IW 24-205987 Date: 02/05/2024 07:00 to 19:00 thru 02/07/24 0700 to 1900 Brandon Road Lock and Dam, River Mile 286.0 will have two daytime closures on February 6th and 7th from 0700 to 1900. The purpose of this closure is to facilitate contract work on the control stands to install new equipment and…

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