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RFP: For a Vehicle Ferry System Assessment and Recommendations in the State of Illinois

Issued By: America’s Central Port Date: January 4, 2023 Introduction:  America’s Central Port District (“Port”), is a municipal corporation of the State of Illinois created in 1959 to promote economic development and transportation in Southwestern Illinois. The Port manages a 1,200-acre industrial park in the cities of Granite City, Madison, and Venice, Illinois, 10 minutes north of…
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IWW 2023 Closures Navigation Partner Update Message

Dear Illinois Waterway Stakeholders and Partners, Two weeks ago, we provided a general update on the status and risks related to the closure schedule, the challenges we are working to overcome, and the status of contract awards. At the time of that communication, we had awarded three supply contracts for long lead time components and…
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PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Replacement of South Western Avenue Bridge, Mile, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago, IL

All interested parties are notified that the Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District, has received an application from the Chicago Department of Transportation requesting approval of the location and plans for proposed replacement of the South Western Avenue Bridge located over Mile 6.7 (USACE Mile 320.6) of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC) in the…
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IWW 2023 Closures Navigation Partner Update Message

Dear Illinois Waterway Stakeholders and Partners, As we continue to focus on Illinois Waterway priorities, I wanted to provide this update on status of the 2023 Illinois Waterway Consolidated Closures. Supply chain issues and recent substantial increases in material costs are introducing significant challenges. As part of a plan to mitigate those issues, we separated…
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ATONS for the Illinois River

ATONS for the ILR Sending this out about Buoys on the ILR. I understand the SANGAMON has been in for repairs since Dec. and hopefully will be back out running sometime next month, but the Buoys have not been run since earlier in the summer. I have been getting some reports that the river is…
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Brandon Road Lock Construction (update):

Dear Illinois Waterway Stakeholders, Just a quick note before the holiday weekend to let you know that the contract work to place the upstream bulkhead sill at Brandon Road Lock is on schedule, and we anticipate reopening the lock to traffic no later than this Sunday, 04 SEP 2022, at 1800 hours. There will still…
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