Lock Closure: Dresden Island Lock RM 271.5

Notice Number: 202556/ IW 23-202556
Date: 06/01/2023 06:00 thru 09/30/2023 18:30

Dresden Island Lock, River Mile 271.5 will be closed from 0600 hrs. on Thursday, 1 June 2023 until 1830 hrs. on Saturday, 30 September 2023.

This closure is required as part of the 2023 Illinois Waterway Consolidated Lock Closures. The purpose of the closure is to facilitate the installation of upper miter gates and both upper and lower miter gate machinery. Work also being accomplished includes upper sill modifications, upper miter gate anchorage modifications, replacement of filling/emptying valves and bulkhead slots, concrete repairs and an electrical rehabilitation.

Towboat operators are requested NOT to tie up on the guidewalls during this closure period.

Please contact the lock at 815-942-0840 or on channel 14 for assistance.


Douglas Morgan
Chief of Locks and Dams
Illinois Waterway Project