Dear Illinois Waterway Stakeholders,
Just a quick reminder that starting next week, Brandon Road Lock will be completely closed for 3 weeks, as scheduled, to complete bulkhead recess installation in preparation for next summer’s Illinois Waterway 2023 Consolidated Closures effort:
-The last nighttime-only traffic (the same condition we’ve been under since MAY) will be from 14 AUG @ 1800 through 15 AUG at 0700.
-There will be a full closure (no traffic will be able to pass) from 15 AUG @ 0700 through 04 SEP @ 1800. I’ll keep you posted if that changes.
-There will be another nighttime-only traffic / width restriction period immediately following the full closure, lasting through 08 SEP.
-After 08 SEP, we anticipate that all traffic will be able to pass without restriction until next summer’s big maintenance effort.
Thank you for your patience as we work to restore the safety, efficiency and reliability of the Illinois Waterway.
We will continue to keep our website up to date: https://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/Navigation-Status/.
I’ll be in touch again in a few weeks as we prepare to reopen Brandon Road Lock.
THOMAS D. HEINOLD, P.E.
Chief, Operations Division, Rock Island District